Hosts: Bill & Kari Moers
678 Frankton Road
Our outdoor guest areas have been created just for you and include several local schist flagstone and timber deck patios. Our extensive gardens of native and introduced flora allow space to find a quiet corner for two. Or join fellow friends under the stars around the outdoor fireplace and gas heaters with soft music in the background. Reflect on the day at "Pondering Point" or unwind in the spa pool. Play ping-pong, horseshoes, croquet, or enjoy a light workout on the exercise machine.
THE AFTERNOON GATHERING SPOT AND SPA
A bit of soft music, a drink of your choice and hors d'oeuvre, outdoor heaters and a fireplace nestled into the hillside. And what about sharing stories with new friends? What a wonderful way to wind down a day! Would you like a blanket tucked around you on those slightly cooler nights? An Italian red instead of a New Zealand red? A few magazines placed at your side? Our desire is to offer every luxury in a casual home environment to make your stay easy and relaxed.
THE HAZEL-N-ROSE GARDEN
This mature front garden faces Lake Wakatipu. Filled with many New Zealand natives and spring blooming rhododendrons and camellias, it is seen from each and every guest suite. It is named after one of Bill and Kari's best friends, Bill's mother, and Kari's grandmother. It is the oldest garden on the property and basks in summer sun.
BATTERY HILL AND PONDERING POINT
The north side of our property is our private "Battery Hill Park". With terraced gardens, mature trees, New Zealand natives, singing birds, BBQ and picnic tables, and quiet corners to sit, you will be spellbound by the views. Pondering Point is the highest "totally manicured" point of Battery Hill Park. It was named by Kari's mother who seemed to disappear to its quiet and peaceful spot in the late afternoons with a glass of champagne to ponder.
Don't worry if you can't see or find the Tui Track while you are here. Bill will be happy to help you find it by putting you to work on creating it. We have started a loop track throughout the property that takes you up Battery Hill, down and across Tui Creek, past the picnic spot, down the hill, and up the south face.