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Newly renovated: Rodd & Gunn's The Lodge, Queenstown.

Blending heritage with modern luxury: Rodd & Gunn’s redefined ‘The Lodge’ in Queenstown’s Central Otago is now open.


Rodd & Gunn is thrilled to celebrate the grand reopening of its first experiential retail space – The Lodge in Queenstown, New Zealand. Following an extensive renovation, the newly opened refurbishment breathes fresh life into the iconic venue, infusing modern design elements whilst honouring the familiar essence of the brand’s spiritual home.


Initially opening its doors back in August 2016, The Lodge’s standout addition is the bespoke bar, featuring intricate timber details, a striking black marble bar top, a pressed steel bar face, aged smoked mirror, and polished brass highlights. The elegant build provides the perfect spot for enjoying cocktails, crafted with the finest local distilleries of the South Island.


Helmed by Executive Chef, Matt Lambert, the newly expanded commercial-grade kitchen has produced a refreshed dining menu. From steamed green lip mussels to cacio e pepe and Lake Ohau wagyu t-bone steak, Chef Lambert’s culinary expertise ensures a refined and memorable gastronomic experience.


Complementing the world-class dining options, Cameron Douglas – New Zealand’s one and only Master Sommelier – has transformed The Lodge’s beverage offering with Central Otago and New Zealand’s finest wines. This includes the Rodd & Gunn Central Otago Pinot Noir – the brand’s very first wine launched earlier this year.


From a structural lens, the front façade has been completely rebuilt to facilitate more internal space. Offering breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding peaks, the custom-designed floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors invite the vibrant energy of the lakefront to seamlessly flow into the venue.


Complete with oak floorboards and bluestone tiles, thick fur throws, and a wide array of seating options, the redesigned venue allows guests the flexibility to create their own unique experience, harmoniously balancing old and new.


Whether visitors are looking for an elegant dinner, cocktails at the bar, or New Zealand wine and snacks by the window, The Lodge Queenstown caters to all preferences with its warm and inviting atmosphere.


Indulge in a unique blend of heritage, luxury, and unparalleled views.


Rodd & Gunn, The Lodge Queenstown is now open: Lakeside, 2 Rees St, Queenstown 9300

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Address: Lakeside, 2 Rees St, Queenstown 9300

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Socials: @thelodgebaranz | @roddandgunn



A proud Kiwi brand established in Auckland, New Zealand, with an ever-growing global presence, Rodd & Gunn has earned a reputation for crafting timeless garments that are made to last. From the fabrics sourced, to the techniques used to construct clothing, quality is the undercurrent that buoys us as a brand. Rodd & Gunn have accrued international acclaim for its classic collections of unrivalled quality, with authentic sustainability innately at the core of all production practices.

Rodd & Gunn’s global retail footprint comprises of 200 first lodges/concessions and outlets across New Zealand, Australia, America, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Belgium. This is accompanied by a growing number of concessions across Europe’s largest department store Galeries Lafayette, Italy’s Coin, Belgium’s Inno, Canada’s Hudson Bay, America’s Bloomingdales, and United Kingdom’s John Lewis.

 Upcoming business expansions for 2024 include a lodge in the modern shopping mecca of Emporium Melbourne and an experiential flagship destination in Melbourne’s CBD’s Little Collins Street, melding fashion and our hospitality arm, ‘The Lodge Bar’ Group. 

Our flagship experiential retail locations are situated on the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown and downtown harbour precinct of Commercial Bay in Auckland. Along with Australia’s premium neighbourhood Fortitude Valley, James St Brisbane, we are redefining retail with ‘The Lodge Bar’ Group destinations.



Rodd & Gunn The Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand

The Lodge Bar & Dining, Auckland, New Zealand

The Lodge Bar & Dining, James St, Brisbane, Australia

The Lodge Bar & Dining, Little Collins, Melbourne, Australia

Contact details:

Jasmine Burford, Tide Communictions | 0411 378 471




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