Enjoy New Zealand while staying in comfort surrounded by Spectacular Scenery.
Marina and Roger Lindsay
About Marina and Roger Lindsay
The owners have had 25 years experience with owning and managing property on the shores of Lake Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains region of Australia. They now bring their love of fly fishing, gardening and alpine habitat to Rod and Wheel House.
Marina and Roger Lindsay purchased this House in 2013
Why Marina and Roger Lindsay chose Lumsden
Rod and Wheel House was purchased in 2013 and is adjacent to Oreti River House. Both houses offer self contained accommodation in a private garden setting in a beautiful part of New Zealand. Both houses have been renovated to a very high standard and offer high levels of comfort and privacy in the friendly town of Lumsden. The town offers fabulous brown trout fishing, excellent off road cycling, is near to some of New Zealand Great Walks and Conservation Areas and is close to many beautiful sightseeing spots.
What makes this House unique
Rod and Wheel House offers a memorable summer or winter destination for guests requiring something tranquil, cosy and comfortable. It is only one hours drive from Queenstown, Te Anau or Invercargill and provides quality accommodation for visitors interested in a wide range of sporting and tourist activities. A unique place to stay on the South Island of New Zealand surrounded by spectacular rivers and scenery. The house is very snug and offers a real home away from home. We have tried to include many special comfort items such as complimentary WiFi and lots of DVD's. We have high quality kitchen features and very comfortable beds and couches. Enjoy the beautiful South Island of New Zealand while staying in a really well appointed and welcoming home.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
This property is fantastic, fully equipped down to every last detail, immaculately clean and perfectly presented, beautiful gardens and grounds, quiet location, my family and I can thoroughly recommend it.
The owners were great to communicate with, we would certainly stay again, it’s the ideal home away from home.
Thanks Liz. You and your family are perfect guests. Please consider our comfy house for another holiday as you are all most welcome, regards Marina and Roger
As good as ever!
Spotlessly clean. Fully equipped to a high standard and very well maintained. Very quiet yet perfectly located for all village services. Owners very prompt to reply to request for booking and gave lots of helpful advice particularly about fishing. Have stayed several previous times and will do so again.
Dear John, Thank-you for your review, it was very much appreciated. I hope you and your family have a safe trip home and that we see you all again when you venture into the Southern Hemisphere, regards Marina
Excellent accom, great for site seeing and fishing
My family and I stayed at Rod and Wheel in October. Lumsden is a fantastic location for fishing and site seeing around the region. We enjoyed day trips to Queenstown and Walter Peak Farm (a beautiful drive through mountains and valleys - and an incredible BBQ lunch at a working farm on the other end, but you must book in advance). We stayed with four adults and a baby. The owner provided a cot, highchair and baby cutlery which made us feel very much at home. There was even a baby bike available! The house is warm, comfortable and has all the amenities you could possibly need. The garden was full of Spring flowers and the outdoor seating and grass were perfect for playing games and relaxing outside. We had a fantastic, relaxing holiday and will definitely be back for more fishing next time!
Thank-you you for your review. You and your family are most welcome to stay again. We are glad you had such a relaxing holiday.
Rod and Wheel House is located in the rural town of Lumsden on the lower part of the South Island of New Zealand. Lumsden is a less than a one hour drive from two International Airports - Queenstown and Invercargill.
The drive to Lumsden is very picturesque as it winds through green pastures and beside clear rivers surrounded by towering mountains. In particular the drive from Queenstown is very scenic as it passes the edge of aqua blue Lake Wakatipu before crossing the upper Mataura River. The Mataura is famous for its dry fly fishing especially when the mayfly hatches abound in late summer. Nearer to Lumsden the road travels along the edges of the middle section of the renowned Oreti River. Here you can see a braided glacial style river bed with deep pools and long ripples. The drive will show many aspects of the appealing scenery that attracts tourists from all over the world.
The Southland of New Zealand is famous for its trophy trout, crystal clear waters and river access. Over 35 excellent trout fishing rivers, streams and lakes are within 1 hours drive of Lumsden. Fishing novices, expert fly fishermen and fishing guides regularly base their fishing adventures from Lumsden. The diversity and challenges offered by the surrounding rivers, lakes and burns would take a lifetime to explore.
Lumsden forms part of the spectacular new rail trail called the Around The Mountains Cycle Trail. This is a mountain bike and cycle trail that traverses over 172 km. Rod and Wheel House offers very comfortable accommodation to cyclists seeking to do one leg of the trail over a weekend - either Mossburn to Lumsden or Lumsden to Five Rivers.
The house is ideally located for day trips to Queenstown, Arrowtown, Te Anau, Doubtful Sound, Invercargill and Bluff. Lumsden sits at the crossroads to many of Southland's most scenic destinations. It is within 1 hour's drive of many of Southland's main towns and attractions.
Some of the activities offered include jet boating, glow worm cave viewing, boat fishing on rivers and at sea, shark cage diving, golf at over 10 courses, walking one leg of the Milford or Kepler Tracks, antique and junk (treasure) shop hunting, visiting the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown, steam train museums and just walking along the beautiful banks of the nearby Oreti River.