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St Ita's Guesthouse is......
known for a warm welcome.  This spacious former convent was built in 1912, is full of character and has an historic listing.
Located in a tranquil setting, the Guesthouse is sited on over an acre of land on the Westen fringe of Rakaia township opposite the domain.

St Ita's generous meals are based on local produce; fresh vegetables and fruit from our own gardens, lamb, beef, venison, or salmon.  Tea or espresso coffee are complimentary to wash down home baking.  Cooked or continental breakfasts are served.

Relaxation is the key at St Ita's.  Your friendly hosts will provide quality meals and an environment of character and comfort.

Spacious suites have modern amenities with ample heating, important during our winter months.


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is 50 kms south of Christchurch on State Highway 1.  The Rakaia river has long been famous for excellent salmon fishing.  Salmon guides can be arranged. There are a number of other activities available, including horse treking, gig rides, farm visits, garden tours, wine tasting, bowling, jet boating, golf and hot air ballooning.

Within 30 minutes you can be at the Mt Hutt skifield, on the Transalpine Railway or a Scenic Walkway.

For more information and bookings, please contact your hosts:
Ken & Miriam Cutforth
Phone:      64 3 302 7546
Facsimile:  64 3 302 7546

Email:        [email protected]
Postal:       St Ita's Guesthouse, 11 Barrhill Methven Road,
                 Rakaia, New Zealand
Or please use our booking form................

We look forward to   hearing from you

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