Luxury Homes & Villas Nestled Below the Southern Alps

Montrose is a 260-hectare private alpine valley retreat in the Canterbury high country near the small township of Piwakawaka (Methven) and close to the maunga (mountain) Opuke otherwise known as Mt. Hutt Ski Field.

Montrose Estate is nestled below majestic, towering mountain ranges with two kilometers of Rakaia River frontage and overlooking a private lake, this paradise is the personification of peace and tranquility. 

Salmon filled ponds fed by the purest spring creeks, black swans as residents of your own 5 acre lake and native birdcalls provide a calming and welcoming atmosphere. Breathe in the crisp alpine air and let nature refresh your spirits. 

At Montrose we invite you to feel at home, be relaxed, be yourself, and enjoy all of the ─ütaahua (beauty) that Montrose has to offer.

Here's what makes your stay with us so special

Your all-season playground, perfect for year-round stays with endless activities and stunning vistas. Embrace nature's beauty every moment.

Montrose Estate overlooks an alpine lake and the mighty Rakaia river featuring stunning glacial, river-carved terraces set in a spectacular geological area.

Whether you're tramping, hunting, fishing, or enjoying crisp air and stunning views, Montrose is your gateway to untouched, 100% pure NZ wilderness.

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