Lauderdale is a unique wedding and event venue in Central Otago, 90 minutes drive from Queenstown, 30 minutes from Alexandra and two hours from Dunedin.
In the middle of the South Island of New Zealand lies an area which boasts the hottest, the coldest and the driest weather in the country. Central Otago is also home to one of the world's great gold rushes in the 1860s, big beautiful panoramas, lovely mountains, ripe streams, and beautiful semi-arid high country stations. We are in the middle of that remote, unpopulated area.
Lauderdale is a private and remote 60-acre estate (originally a 'home block' of Lauder Station) comprising authentic stone and mud brick historic buildings, the historic Becks church, some very beautiful ruins, and a 1.5km river frontage. This is a unique wedding and event venue, and also includes a modern function centre capable of seating 80-100 people comfortably indoors.
Lauderdale serves as a point from which to explore Central Otago. There are remote walks; remote fly fishing; cycling on the Central Rail Trail; offroad safaris; mountain biking; hunting; ice skating; curling and of course touring. The seasons we experience make Lauderdale a true year-round destination, with winter having as much to offer as summer, autumn as spring.
We look forward to welcoming you to our sanctuary and helping you discover our area.