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Amuri Estate Retreat

Amuri Estate Retreat
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128 Medway Road, Hanmer Springs, North Canterbury, South Island
+064 (0)3 315 5059

Amuri Estate Retreat is an elegant alpine retreat, situated between Kaikoura and Christchurch in Hanmer Springs. The retreat offers tranquility and privacy amidst a spectacular setting of snow-capped mountains in the winter and huge clear blue skies the year round.

The park-like grounds include an olive grove, small fruit and nut orchard, vegetable and flower gardens. Our philosophy is to reflect the surrounding high alpine character and beauty on our property while producing our extra virgin olive oil, fruit and vegetables in a sustainable way.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We employ alternative energy resources: wind/solar/water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We include green room info packs We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce


The guest rooms all have their own distinctive character, and their own unique views. The Retreat guests have exclusive use of the Retreat’s lounge and dining areas. Each room features original New Zealand artwork and is individually designed for comfort and sophistication.

Total Capacity



Bigscreen TV Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Phone & Broadband Satellite TV


Full silver-service breakfasts in the Retreat (part of room tariff). Wallace Peak Cottage guests receive a 'Breakfast Basket' containing ample supplies for a full 'Kiwi' breakfast. Antipasto platters, pizza from wood-fired pizza oven, & full dinners by request.

Tariff Includes

Full cooked breakfast


To find Amuri Estate Retreat, after crossing the single lane bridge across the Waiau River gorge, take the first road on the right, Medway Road. This is just before the Hanmer River bridge. Go 1.5 km down Medway Road and you will see the Amuri Estate Retreat vertical sign on the right marking the entrance of our drive. Go up this drive and you will see the sign of “Amuri Estate Retreat” on the left.
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