• 15

    Aug

    Celebrate Truffles and Springtime with Us!

    [caption id="attachment_1268" align="alignleft" width="225"] NZ Black Truffles[/caption] Few people know that New Zealand produces excellent black truffles (tuber melanosporum), the equal of their famous siblings from Europe. To help celebrate the current season, we are hosting a special dinner on 17 September 2016 that will…
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  • 04

    May

    Special Offer for the Cooler Months

    Oamaru and the Waitaki District are great to visit during the cooler months of the year. Not only is the weather during the autumn and winter far more reliably clear than during the summer, but the attractions that have made our area one of New…
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  • 07

    Jan

    Smartphone App Ready for Download

    There is a great deal to see and do in the Oamaru area, and quite a few people use Oamaru as a base from which to explore Dunedin and Waimate, both of which are within an hour or so by car. To help our guests…
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  • 20

    Dec

    2015 Gingerbread House Unveiled!

    [caption id="attachment_1218" align="alignleft" width="600"] Gingerbread Waitaki District Council[/caption] Every year since 1997 we have created a gingerbread house as part of our holiday decorations, generally modelled on an architectural marvel that we visited during the year during our own holidays. Since this year we did not…
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  • 06

    Oct

    Pen-y-bryn’s Sous Chef Competes in Young Chef Competition

    Ashley Baty, since early 2014 the sous chef at Pen-y-bryn, has just competed against young chefs from all over New Zealand in the Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs competition held annually by the New Zealand bailliage of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. This august group, with 25,000 members…
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  • 22

    Sep

    Oamaru and Pen-y-bryn in the News

    There has been a sudden spurt in reporting on interesting things in the Oamaru area, including a few articles about Pen-y-bryn Lodge itself. New Zealand's Life and Leisure magazine for September/October 2015 has no fewer than three pieces about Oamaru. The first one is about…
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  • 26

    Aug

    Pen-y-bryn Annex Expansion Shaping Up!

    In mid-2014 we began the process of planning for the expansion of our three guest rooms in the Oamaru stone "Annex" building (the Nest, Park and Garden Rooms) by challenging Timaru-based architect Desmond Prisk, who had been involved in the original conversion of the Annex building…
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  • 07

    Jun

    Pen-y-bryn Sous Chef Takes Bronze!

    Ashley Baty, sous chef at Pen-y-bryn, participated in the 2015 New Zealand National Final of the Hans Bueschke World Chef's Challenge, held in Christchurch at the weekend. The competitors were given the challenge of preparing a menu using a selection of ingredients provided by the…
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  • 04

    Jun

    Centurion Magazine Features Pen-y-bryn Lodge

    Centurion, the travel and lifestyle magazine for American Express premium card-holders, has a special feature on "48 places to spend 48 hours", recommending Pen-y-bryn Lodge as a great place for a visit. The photo they chose to use is a photo from the one time…
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  • 08

    May

    Traveller Video of a Visit to Oamaru

    Still trying to decide if Oamaru is right for you? This video, posted recently by a visitor to the Tourism New Zealand site, shows a sample of what you can expect from a visit to New Zealand's "coolest" town. Enjoy! [embed width="123" height="456"]http://genero.tv/watch-video/39633[/embed]
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  • Our 2018 gingerbreadhouse is done modelled on the stunning chateauchenonceau
  • Waterlilies in bloom in the garden
  • Before and after or at least during shots of our
  • Another of my favourite irises blooming in the garden spring
  • Playing with our new freshas Dark Balsamic Chunks on an
  • This bird is making the most of our restored little
  • Iris in bloom in the garden spring
  • Dinner for pescatarian guests last night
  • Enjoying a beautiful dawn at the Moeraki Boulders