Pisa Cabin on a hill at the heart of Central Otago

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Entire cabin hosted by Richie & Cynarra

2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath
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A cabin on a hillside made of gold in historic Bendigo, the best-kept secret in Central Otago. Surrounded by vineyards on a rustic landscape steeped in gold mining history. We're 30 minutes from Wanaka, 50 from Queenstown airport, at the heart of everything that makes Central Otago so beautiful and unique. There's much to explore from walks to wineries to a day on the lake and skiing in Wanaka. Pour yourself a glass of Vino, soak in the outdoor tub and be awed by the panoramic views.

The space
The cabin sleeps two guests comfortably in a Queen bed, with a full en-suite, kitchenette, wood burner and modern furnishings. The cabin has sliding doors that open out onto your deck that look over the panoramic surrounding views. Soak all your worries away in the outdoor tub to the left of the cabin. The night sky is something wonderful to behold here away from light pollution and if you're lucky you may even glimpse the magical Southern Lights in all their glory.

The cabin is architecturally designed to have a small environmental footprint and sit in harmony with the natural landscape. It is perched high on a rocky outcrop at the foothills of the Dunstan Ranges, overlooking the expansive Clutha Basin with its pastoral scenes and enclosed on all sides by dramatic alpine mountain ranges. Your only neighbours are the surrounding vineyards in their ever-changing colours and the resident birdlife.

Step inside and you will have all the comforts to help you forget your worries and slip into relaxation mode. The cabin is furnished to a high quality and all essentials are provided for. We are just a phone call away should you have any special requirements.

A small kitchenette is provided for basic cold food preparation. It is not permitted to cook in the cabin for the comfort of all guests. The kitchenette is equipped with a toaster, kettle, cutlery, crockery, chopping boards and tea, coffee etc. We encourage guests to try one of the local restaurants for lunch or dinner - you will find a curated selection of our favourite spots in the cabins guidebook to help you to choose! There is a general store and cafe in Tarras 10mins away and a supermarket 15mins away in Cromwell for supplies also.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom area
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Valley view
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Refrigerator
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Bendigo, Otago, New Zealand

Bendigo is located at the top of Lake Dunstan, in the heart of Central Otago... We are in the middle of nowhere and at the centre of everything! The area has a rich history of pioneer gold mining and merino farming and is best known today as one of the finest Pinot Noir producing regions in the Central Otago.

The site is scattered with windswept Kanuka and ancient rock formations that lend the landscape a unique raw beauty.

You will probably not want to leave the cabin, but if you do, Bendigo has a variety of activities for everyone. From scenic walks through the vineyards and hills straight from your cabin doorstep to the fascinating mining ruins of Bendigo a short 5 min drive down the road as well as beautiful swimming and fishing spots of the Clutha River and Lake Dunstan a stone's throw. The Tarras Golf Club is a must for anyone keen to try their hand at golf at its most chilled out-think sheep on the fairways!

Bendigo also serves as a great base to explore everything else Central Otago has to offer. Want to get out for an hour or two? 15 minutes away in Cromwell, the Cromwell Old Town Area is a lovely spot to grab a coffee and check out the local art scene at small galleries there. It also plays host to an artisan food and craft market most weekends where you can try all the amazing local produce. Cromwell is the stone fruit mecca of New Zealand and if you are lucky enough to be here during the right season you may end up with a Cherry addiction!

5 minutes further down the road is Bannockburn, a striking wine region where you can indulge in an afternoon of wine tasting at a number of great wineries.

For a half-day trip we suggest driving through the shear sided Dunstan Gorge to reach the small historic town of Clyde that has an impressive dam, a boutique cinema, and a selection of shops and restaurants. You can hire a bike and cycle part of the world-famous Central Otago Rail Trail as it follows the Clutha river toward Alexandra. If you carry on past Clyde toward the Manuherikia Valley you will be greeted with wide open landscapes, made famous by the New Zealand Landscape painter Graham Sydney. The area is has a number of traditional small-town pubs where you can stop for a meal and a handle and get a chance to meet some proper southern folk. For the adventurous (and 4WD capable) the Thompson's Gorge Track will bring you back over the Dunstan Range directly to Bendigo (via a bumpy high country track!)

Further afield - a full day outing can get you anywhere from a hot spring in Tekapo, a bush walk at Mt Cook National Park or skiing in Wanaka or Queenstown. The options are endless!

Hosted by Richie & Cynarra

  1. Joined in September 2019
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We're lucky to live and work with our two boys and rescue dog Harry, in a beautiful corner of the world. We love hosting and getting to meet so many interesting people and sharing our little piece of paradise with them! @bendigocabinsnz

During your stay

You will find a guide book in the cabin with all the information you may need of what to see and where to eat and drink both nearby the cabin and in the wider Central Otago area.

We are a phone call, text or email away if there is anything you would like to know more about or if you have any special requirements.
You will find a guide book in the cabin with all the information you may need of what to see and where to eat and drink both nearby the cabin and in the wider Central Otago area.…

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House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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