Dome Hills deserves your vote

September 25, 2010

Dome Hills is nestled into the foothills at the western end of the Kakanui Mountains which border North and Central Otago.

It’s a high country station running sheep and cattle and it also offers high quality accommodation in its lodge.

Cindy Douglas and her husband David, who is the third generation of his family to farm Dome Hills, offer guests a unique high country experience with magnificent scenery, fresh air and the opportunity to explore the rivers and hills on foot, mountain bike or horseback, and be part of a working station.

The stunning scenery is surpassed only by the warmth of the hospitality and Dome Hills is a worthy nominee for the Corporate Events Guide People’s Choice Award which honour New Zealand companies that excel in their field.

You can vote for it here.

You can also read more about Dome Hills in New Zealand House and Garden and the NZ Herald.


Dome Hills story wins travel writers’ award

April 2, 2009

Joanna Hunkin won the Heritage Hotels Award for the best travel article written about New Zealand in the annual Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards for her story Playing Cowgirl which was published in the NZ Herald.

The story was about Dome Hills, a North Otago high country station which offers lodge accommodation and the opportunity to enjoy the hill country.

The full list of awards is on the Travcom website.


Playing cowgirl at Dome Hills

December 4, 2008

We were among the people invited to listen to then Otago (now Waitaki) MP Jacqui Dean declare the lodge at Dome Hills  open on a perfect autumn day.

Since then visitors from thoughout New Zealand and overseas have enjoyed a taste of life on the high country station in the hills between North and Central Otago.

Among them was NZ Herald writer Joanna Hunkin who wrote about her experience playing cow girl  on the winter muster.


Call this summer?

September 27, 2008

If you’ve been following my posts over the past week you may have noticed that I’m just a wee bit grumpy about the clocks going forward this early.

In support of that I offer the following evidence:

1) Dunedin’s forecast for the next few days:

Day Conditions Min Max
Today
Showers
Showers
7 16
Sunday
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
8 14
Monday
Fine
Fine
7 15
Tuesday
Showers
Showers
6 13

2) Snow in Queenstown

3) I’ve just been talking to a friend at  Dome Hills who tells me it’s snowing there too.

4) Dutchie left a comment on a previous post to say he’d got stuck in snow while campaigning today.

It might be summer in the North Island but it’s not even late spring down here.


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