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Night shot of Otahuna in 2007

Otahuna is the former homestead of the lawyer, runholder, stock breeder, politician, horticulturist, philatelist and philanthropist Sir Heaton Rhodes (1861–1956).[1] The grand country house is located near Taitapu on Banks Peninsula, New Zealand.[2]

The building, designed by Christchurch architect Frederick Strouts was finished in 1895 and is registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Category I heritage structure.[2]

Beginning in 2007, the house was converted into luxury accommodation. Tatler has included it on its list of the 101 best hotels worldwide. After receiving damage in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the newly restored building opened again in August 2011.[3]


  1. ^ Rice, Geoffrey W. "Rhodes, Robert Heaton". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Otahuna". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Historic homestead re-opens doors after quake damage fixed". The Press. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 

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Coordinates: 43°39′35.31″S 172°35′1.9″E / 43.6598083°S 172.583861°E / -43.6598083; 172.583861