We welcome you to make a booking.

Covid-19 Travel Alert: Pen-y-bryn owners and staff are 100% vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus and we encourage everyone who is able to be vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. Please note that under the NZ Government’s new “traffic light” system, Pen-y-bryn Lodge will follow Government guidance and require proof of approved vaccination for all guests unless they have a medically authorised exemption. We will use the NZ Government’s NZ Pass Verifier on arrival for all visitors.

Oamaru is entering the Traffic Light System at “Orange”. Learn more about what that means for you here, and read what we are doing to keep our guests safe during the pandemic here.

Booking directly with us assures you the best rates and most flexible conditions available. If you see a lower rate on one of the online booking sites, please contact us and we will happily match it. 

Promo Announcement

Please note that the THANKYOUNZ code only works for the standard room rate. To include dinner with your booking, please select your room(s) at the standard rate, and then add dinner as an extra on the subsequent booking page.

During the Covid-19 pandemic we are not collecting deposits and will not impose a cancellation penalty against any guests whose travel plans are disrupted by a reimposition of lockdowns or other measures aimed at ensuring public safety.

The experience

My wife and I had a magnificent luxury two day stay. Food and cuisine was over the top amazing and outstanding. The passion, care and effort shown by James in the preparation of the meal was extraordinary. It was a Gastro thrill on steroids. The facility is beautiful. Rooms are lovely with all available amenities. Our stay was charming, romantic and delightful.


Comfortably the best place we stayed in New Zealand. A beautiful old house, beautifully maintained, with large comfortable and well-appointed rooms, each having all the amenities one could wish for. The hosts are gracious and welcoming, are happy to engage in conversation, and produce simply wonderful food – both for dinner and breakfast.

Tony C.

Unpretentious, civilised luxury. Beautifully restored house, relaxing, welcoming and classy. Don’t forget to book dinner, the food is worthy of Michelin status and should not be missed. Nothing is too much trouble for the excellent hosts. Thank you J&J 🙂

Sula B.

What a great place to stay! The dinner we had was amazing! Breakfast was spectacular and the hospitality unparalleled. Thankyou James & James.

Joshua T.

This is a wonderful grand house which is very beautiful and comfortable in every way. Guests feel very look after but never in an intrusive way. The food is exquisite and almost 100% made from Pen-y-bryn gardens or sourced locally. The dinner menu is tailor made for the guests, and quality, taste and presentation are impeccable. Breakfast is unbelievably delicious. The whole stay is such a treat that it is really hard to put it into words. If you ask, you will get to meet the two dogs which are a total delight.

Sharon S-L.