About us

Anna and Mike Bacchus are excited to be able to share what they believe is a remarkable slice of New Zealand. They have both travelled widely and spent the ten years prior to building Lakestone Lodge living everywhere from Australia to Mongolia and many places in between, primarily through Mike's work as a geologist. These experiences overseas have inspired in them a passion for culture, meeting new people, seamless travel, natural wonders and given them a broad understanding of the hospitality industry

Both are proud to call New Zealand home and enjoy raising their family here. They have two young girls ages eight and six. Both Anna and Mike are avid cycle tourists. They have cycled through many different countries and have enjoyed some amazing experiences and hospitality and are keen to share their experience and knowledge with travelers to this special part of New Zealand.


Mike and Anna are very lucky to be supported by an incredibly dedicated, friendly team of chefs, massage therapists, house keepers and hospitality professionals who will ensure your stay is the best it can be.