Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Set among a gorgeous rural backdrop on the southern boundary of historic Oamaru, Pen-y-Bryn Lodge is a quaint country guesthouse offering a warm home-from-home vibe. Hosts James and James invite you on a countryside getaway to indulge in organic, home-cooked cuisine, quality local wines and cosy log fireplaces.
Perfect forCouples,  foodies and wine connoisseurs.
In the knowDon’t miss the gourmet delights available from the Butler’s Tray, including lodge-baked biscuits, NZ chocolates and tea served in delicate bone china.

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Hotel Overview


On the southern boundary of Oamaru, on the east coast of South Island – roughly one hour north of Dunedin.

Rooms at Pen-y-Bryn

The five cosy guestrooms benefit from their hillside location, offering sweeping vistas of historic Oamaru and out towards the South Pacific. French doors lead into private courtyards, period-style furnishings blend with Victorian brass fittings, and porcelain baths invite long soaks after a day of exploring.

Food and facilities

Enjoy irresistible breakfasts cooked up by hosts James and James each morning, where you’ll be treated to delicious lodge-made jams and marmalades, home-baked scones or muffins (dubbed "scuffins”) and an assortment of cooked treats. Opt to dine with your hosts one evening to enjoy canapés and cocktails, delectable table d'hôte cuisine, and a friendly dinner-party style atmosphere.

Activities at Pen-y-Bryn

Spend your time at Pen-y-Bryn exploring the Harbour-Tyne Historical Precinct – a collection of restored Victorian warehouses home to quaint art galleries, cafes and shops; the Whitestone Cheese Factory to sample 25-years worth of Berry family; or Blue Penguin Colony to see the adorable creatures parading to their nesting sites.

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