Beresford Heights


Experience luxury in the heart of The Catlins

At the top of Table Hill in the heart of The Catlins, Beresford Heights offers boutique accommodation with breath-taking views from 400m above sea level.

A private off the grid get-away, this romantic retreat offers couples a luxurious, peaceful escape from their busy lifestyles.

A fully self-contained boutique lodge, Beresford Heights can sleep up to four people, with a king-size bed and sofa bed available.

Running the length of the lodge is a deck, which features a lovely hot tub and sweeping panoramic views.

Indoors is a comfortable seating area for relaxing, reading, or taking in the views. And as well as the full kitchen including all of the basics there is an an outdoor barbecue grill.

Continental breakfasts are provided, and for dinner guests can self-cater or order a Beresford Bundle full of local delicacies to cook, accompanied by home-made salads - delivered to the door. Fully catered meals can also be arranged prior to arrival.

Getting there is fun. After driving through The Catlins, guests are greeted by hosts Stephanie and Warren Burgess. They’ll help transfer belongings to a comfortable All Terrain Vehicle(ATV), before embarking on an off-road journey across their working farm to the summit of Table Hill, where the lodge awaits for guests to relax and unwind.

For some, the opportunity to trade-in their busy lifestyle and relax in this magical hideaway is the highlight of their stay at Beresford Heights.

For others it is enjoying scenic walks through the native bush, parts of the Matai Falls Rail Trail, or taking a short drive to nearby waterfalls and beaches.

Some enjoy being pampered by the local massage therapist within the privacy of the lodge, then rejuvenating in the hot tub with its stunning views of The Catlins and Cannibal Bay.

Also on offer are farm tours and working dog demonstrations. Guided hunting trips for fallow and red deer can be arranged for the more adventurous.

Warren and Stephanie are excited to meet people from all over the world and welcome them to this piece of paradise.

The nearest grocery store is a 20 minute drive away in Owaka, Beresford Heights are smoke free, and pets are not allowed. Check in is from 3pm-8pm, and check out is by 11am.

Beresford Heights: Hosts Warren and Stephanie Burgess. Phone (03) 415-8019, email, or see for more information.