Knapdale Eco lodge
A relaxing hideaway close to the forest to promote a real feeling of tranquility and serenity in a natural setting. The rooms are large and bright and have spa baths. Activities available include visiting Maori villages and nature tours arranged with expert local guides.
Knapdale Eco Lodge is a 32 hectare sustainably managed operation with a variety of agro-forestry projects. It is recognized as an example of outstanding environmental protection. The luxury lodge is built with materials with as small an ecological footprint as possible.
Most of the structural timber was sourced within a 14 miles (20km) radius and was milled by a local sawmill. The timber was sustainably grown in a forest park. 90% of the timber is Lawson’s cypress which is naturally durable. The ply cladding is from sustainably managed Radiata pine.
Famously the first place to see the light of a new year, this small town is a low-key hideaway with a picturesque port and one of the most agreeable climates in the southern hemisphere. The region is especially famed for its chardonnay wines.