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Big Sky Cottage - Lauder

Accommodation Type

Self - Contained, Historic


$70 per person ($140 for 2 people per night),  $60 per person ($180 for 3 people per night),  $55 per person ($220 for 4 people per night)


  • 2 bedrooms with king and queen beds
  • electric blankets for the cool months
  • spacious lounge and interconnected dining room
  • log burner and plenty of firewood
  • well equipped kitchen
  • electric cooker and oven
  • fridge freezer
  • microwave
  • oil filled electric heaters in bedrooms
  • selection of books, maps and local information
  • TV and DVD player
  • CD/radio/tape player
  • selection of CDs, DVDs and tapes
  • bathroom with shower, heated towel rail and heater
  • hairdryer
  • washing machine and ironing facilities
  • linen supplied
  • continental breakfast available on request


Welcome to Big Sky Cottage, a beautiful character 1930s mud brick house, providing self contained accommodation in Lauder.

Overlooking Lauder Station on the Central Otago Rail Trail it is an excellent place to start one of the most spectacular sections of the Trail.

The house is self-catering with exclusive occupancy (breakfast available on request). It is tastefully decorated and is well equipped with clean, comfortable furnishings and modern appliances. It has a wide cool veranda (with rocking chairs) for hot summer days and a sheltered sun-trap garden.

The house is for a maximum of four people for single party use with exclusive occupancy.

We look forward to hearing from you and talking to you about Big Sky Cottage and this wonderful part of New Zealand.


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Celia and Paul


14 Lauder-Matakanui Road, Lauder

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