A Relaxing Romantic Retreat with Montrose Estate

With sensational scenery including expansive mountains, pristine lakes and stunning rivers; Montrose Estate is a magical place for a romantic getaway.

There are activities for adventurous couples, foodies and those who simply adore relaxing in each other’s company. So if you’re thinking about planning a romantic holiday in New Zealand’s South Island, skip the hustle and bustle of the more obvious touristy spots and make your way to Montrose Estate instead. It’s just an hour from Christchurch Airport and you can trust us when we say it ticks all the boxes! The beautiful scenery alone will have you feeling as though you’ve stepped onto the set of a romantic movie.

Here’s everything you need to know in preparation for your upcoming romantic getaway...

Your intimate villa awaits

Our luxury accommodation near Methven is one of the most breathtaking and romantic destinations in the Canterbury region. Private and secluded with jaw-dropping views of the mountain ranges and surrounding turquoise rivers and lakes, there are only three villas available on the property and one that’s a clear winner for couples. The cosy Te Ata Cottage, also known as The Chalet, is tucked away in the bush overlooking both Lake Miriama and the Rakaia River. There’s a hot tub, a gorgeous open fireplace, a double-steam shower and beautiful French doors that open up to your own private deck. If you want to experience a romantic escape in every sense of the word, you’ll be truly delighted with Montrose.

Opportunities for connection and relaxation

Montrose Estate is an idyllic place to relax and reconnect with your partner. You can spend time in a hot tub, get a relaxing massage, have breakfast in bed, or simply sit by the fire with a jigsaw puzzle or a game and enjoy the mountain views. On a still day, a picnic is always a great experience. Set up just metres from your villa on the banks of the Rakaia River or take a short drive to Awa Awa Rata Reserve, a popular picnic spot and just a 15-minute drive away. Another relaxing activity is a romantic paddle on the still Lake Miriama. Take our kayaks and set off on the lake at sunset, then finish your evening with a drink on your private deck underneath the starlit sky.

Soft adventure for all

One of the best things about Montrose Estate is that you don’t need to travel far--or even leave the property—to have the most unforgettable experiences. The estate is yours to explore and the options are just about limitless. Go for a walk, take a dip in the river, go fishing, kayaking or bird-watching on the property. Take a jetboat photography safari, go horse riding just down the road or navigate some of the walking trails nearby that lead to stunning viewpoints and scenic spots. You can also explore the local area by mountain bike, with tracks that range from easy to challenging.

Regardless of how you spend your time here, a romantic getaway to Montrose Estate is the perfect way to reconnect with your partner. 

Posted by Tomahawk Support on August 21, 2023

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