On a hill above the Alexandra township, Rocky Range Bed and Breakfast
lodge sits in a sea of wild purple thyme where ancient rocks are
scattered like shipwrecks.
Beyond the bed and breakfast, lays a sweeping vista of the surrounding mountain
ranges and river valleys. Such rugged beauty combined with a wonderful
dry continental climate makes Central Otago as inviting as it is unique.
The splendour and serenity of this landscape is equally matched by a
myriad of activities on offer throughout the region, making Rocky Range
an ideally located vacation retreat, or an extra special honeymoon
destination. Your hosts, Colin and Lisa, have lived and travelled
throughout the world and have been fortunate to stay in a number of fine
bed and breakfast lodges.
Colin and Lisa aim to provide the finest standard of accommodation to
travellers or anyone seeking a place for quiet relaxation. Our Qualmark
five star rating for Guest & Hosted Accommodation provides guests
with assurance that our high standards are regularly evaluated.
Rocky Range provides luxury bed and breakfast accommodation for the
discerning traveller, combining a spectacular setting with warm,
inviting en-suite bedrooms and comfortable ambiance. Each room is
tastefully decorated with unique colour schemes and exquisite
From your suite, enjoy spectacular views of the Central Otago scenery
from your individual Juliet balcony or cuddle up in one of our soft
waffle weave cotton robes and slippers. Relax with a hot drink while
enjoying a good book from our bookshelves.
Included in the bed and breakfast room rate is a gourmet appetizer tray and
welcome glass of local wine on arrival, home baked bedtime snack and
full breakfast. Breakfast choices reflect the varied heritage of your
hosts, Colin and Lisa, ranging from Southern Buttermilk Pancakes to
hearty Kiwi fare of eggs, bacon and tomatoes.
Your suite includes:
- Alarm clock
- Tea and coffee facility
- Individual Juliet balcony
- Super king or queen bed
- Down duvets and pillows
- Fine Italian cotton sateen bed linens
- Private en-suite bathroom with shower
- Wool fleece electric blankets with dual controls
- Hair dryer, iron & ironing board, toiletries and waffle cotton
robes and slippers
- Wireless Internet access, D-Link Wireless Network card and
software for guest use
The Hawkdun Suite:
The Hawkdun Suite offers spectacular views of the beautiful Hawkdun
Range. Facing east, the room enjoys breathtaking sunrises and warm
morning sun. The colourful glow on the Hawkduns at sunset when they
are covered with snow is a sight that should not be missed.
With its rich Bordeaux colour scheme, The Hawkdun Suite delivers a
warm, romantic feel. An inviting king/twin size bed awaits you,
exquisitely appointed with ornate Italian cotton sateen sheets, wool
fleece electric blanket and down duvet and pillows. French doors lead
to a private Juliet balcony overlooking dramatic rock formations and
wild thyme against the backdrop of the Hawkdun Range.
The Dunstan Suite:
The Dunstan Suite faces due north and enjoys all day sun and
dramatic views of the Dunstan Range. In the distance, the snow capped
Pisa Range towers over the surrounding valley.
From plush velvet in winter to crisp French cotton toile in summer,
the opulent plum toned fabrics give the Dunstan Suite a luxurious
European flavour. The queen size bed offers pillow top comfort, draped
in Italian cotton sateen sheets, wool fleece electric blanket and down
duvet and pillows. French doors lead to a private Juliet balcony
overlooking the terrace and gardens, set against the backdrop of the
The Obelisk Suite:
Oriented to the north and west is the Obelisk Suite, named for the
rock obelisk that can be seen crowning the Old Man Range. Enjoy
romantic sunsets from your Juliet balcony, which also overlooks the
spa pool set among the rocks below.
The Obelisk Suite invites you to unwind with its cool sage colour
scheme and soft furnishings. Blue sponge painted walls create a
relaxing environment, and the amazing silk or quilted cotton duvets
add to the lusciousness of this room. The exquisite Italian cotton
sateen sheets, wool fleece electric blanket and down duvet and pillows
make your queen size bed a haven for rest.
The Molyneux Suite:
The Molyneux Suite has a French feel - exquisite Aubusson or French
toile patterned duvets, soft floral wool rug and French doors to a
private Juliet balcony overlooking the herb garden. Watch the sun set
over the Old Man Range from this west-facing room while sipping a cool
glass of local wine.
Soft blue toned fabrics and rich gold walls give the Molyneux Suite
a restful, luxurious feel. The super king bed is an opulent retreat,
adorned with silky Italian cotton sateen sheets, a wool fleece
electric blanket and cloud soft down pillows and duvet.
Your Room Rate Includes:
Home baked bedtime snack
Complimentary gourmet coffees
Complimentary selection of after dinner drinks
Evening appetizers with New Zealand wine or beer
A cooked gourmet breakfast is served in the
solarium breakfast room, alfresco on the terrace or in the formal
Facilities and complimentary guest services:
Under floor heating
Croquet and petanque/boules
Stone fireplace in guest lounge
Off street private parking area
Use of in-house library of books
Use of spa pool set among the rocks
Restaurant, airport transfer and activities
100 acres of private grounds ideal for cycling,
walking or a picnic
Guest lounge with 43" plasma screen, home
theatre system and CD/DVD libraries
Flagged terrace enclosed by natural rock walls.
Plenty of outdoor seating with magnificent views of surrounding
mountain ranges. Outdoor brazier, sun umbrellas
There are a myriad of local activities for guests at
Rocky Range to choose from. 4-wheel drive safaris venture into
breathtaking mountain ranges, exploring local flora and fauna, as well
as remnants of the area's colourful gold mining past.
Wine tours are available, enabling guests to see our
local vineyards and sample the delicious Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and
Rieslings that the area is known for.
Marvel at the breathtaking gorges and abandoned
mining settlements along the Clutha River while on a guided kayak trip
or boat cruise.
Mountain biking enthusiasts will appreciate the
nearby Otago Central Rail Trail, a three day off-road cycling tour of
the region, as well as shorter rides for all levels of fitness.
Central Otago is home to some of the finest trout
lakes and streams in the world. Rocky Range is pleased to offer guided
fly fishing trips.
There are three eighteen hole and three 9 hole golf
courses less than a half hour's drive from Rocky Range Lodge. Let us
help you plan your next golfing holiday!
Guests can enjoy relaxing spa treatments provided by
Buff staff in the privacy and comfort of their Rocky Range guest suite.
If interested, please ask for current rates. Guests
can choose from the following treatment options:
Indulge in 3 hours of pampering. This complete
package involves a total body exfoliation and hydration,
back/neck/shoulder and leg massage and a rejuvenating facial. Also
includes nail and cuticle work followed by a buff for men and choice
of colour for women.
This divine treatment begins with a soothing back
massage followed by a rejuvenating facial using essential oil
complexes chosen for their regenerative properties. Allow your
therapist to ease tension and stress away, leaving your skin
rebalanced and glowing. 90 minutes.
More than the traditional facial. Using
award-winning anti-ageing formulations, we will revitalize your skin.
Enjoy deep cleansing, an AHA exfoliation and facial massage. While
your modulating mask sets, you will be treated to a relaxing foot and
lower leg massage. This treatment is finished off with hydrating
facial creams. 75 minutes.
Reap the benefits of massage including elimination
of toxins, improved circulation and relief from muscle tension and
stress. Our therapists will leave you in a deep state of relaxation.
60 minutes or 90 minutes.
Deluxe Spa Manicure/Pedicure:
Your hands and feet will love you for this.
Treatment begins with a soak in mineral salts or essential oils.
Attention is given to cuticle work, nail reshaping and the removal of
calloused or hard skin. Then enjoy an exfoliation treatment, massage,
mask and finally colour for women or a buff for men. 60 minutes.
Rocky Range is pleased to offer guided fly fishing
packages in cooperation with Maniototo Fly Fishing.
Your guides, Murray and Frasier McKnight, are
intimately familiar with the back country of the Maniototo Region.
Murray has operated Maniototo Fly Fishing for 15 years, and has fished
in the area for over 50 years. Frasier has worked with his father in the
business for the past 3 years, after returning to New Zealand from
overseas. Frasier has over 20 year fishing experience in the Maniototo.
Guided Fly Fishing packages include:
Full day's guided fishing
All necessary licenses and permits
Top quality fishing gear (if required)
Transport to and from the fishing area via 4
Bed & Breakfast accommodation at Rocky Range
Lodge. Home style kiwi dinners available with advance notice.
Your hosts, Lisa and Colin Strang, would enjoy the opportunity to
share the Rocky Range experience with you.
Lisa is originally from the United States, where she spent her early
career travelling the globe, mainly to Africa, the Middle East and South
America. An active outdoor person, Lisa moved to New Zealand seeking
that "kiwi lifestyle." Lisa loves to play golf, mountain bike,
hike and fish. In addition to hosting guests at Rocky Range, Lisa is
contracted to a New Zealand venture capital broker, helping small
companies to raise funds.
Colin was born and raised in Central Otago and spent many years as a
commercial traveller in the region. If you want to know anything about
any back road in the area, Colin is the man to speak to! He is a very
keen golfer and shares Lisa's interest in travelling, tramping, fishing
and cycling. Colin has been a financial advisor in Dunedin for over 30
years and is currently expanding his business into Central Otago.
Lisa and Colin share a love for excellent conversation served up with
a fine glass of wine. They both look forward to seeing you soon at Rocky