Mainholm Lodge - Quality accommodation and dining in West Otago, New Zealand.


Fishing - The season opens from October until the end of April. Guided fishing tours, lunches and transport can be arranged by us and lessons are available. The area is world renowned for it's wild brown trout fly fishing. Prices range from NZ$150 to NZ$300 with guide. There is a cost for an independent fisherman.

Walks - Whiskey Gully has two walks, one of 10 min. with level walking, the other walk is three to five hours, encompassing three waterfalls. Reasonable footwear or sturdy shoes are required. Lunches can be catered for by the Lodge.

Duck Shooting - The duck shooting season is from the 1st Saturday in May until the end of June. A firearms licence is required and local shooters would be keen to take you to the best locations.

Hunting - Hunting trips can be arranged with local guides. The near-by Blue Mountains provide excellent hunting with the quarry mainly pigs, Fallow deer, and Red deer. Hunger packs are available. Cost is typically NZ$100 to NZ$300 per day out.

Golf - The near-by township of Tapanui has an excellent 18 hole golf course and there is also a nine hole course at Heriot. Both have excellent club houses. Gore, about a 20 minutes drive from Mainholm also has a top class 18 hole course.

Wilderness Dining - Eat beside nature at idyllic Leithen Glen in the heart of the Dusky Forest or walk through the forest and find your own spot. Hamper baskets available. There are many beautiful West Otago picnic spots.

Plant Nurseries - In nearby Tapanui is Blue Mountain Nurseries, famous for rhododendron and the National Ivy Collection.