Makarora, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand


Bridget Jones has been associated with Makarora since 2003. New Zealand-born, well-travelled globally and was attracted to this part of the world on her return home after living in Scotland for many years.

Her wilderness environment is her best kept secret and speaks for itself ….. every single day captures something special.

Hosting guests is a real joy and having that point of difference that you can only feel when you arrive is paramount to her. Bridget is warm and natural and given her personality, she will ensure your experience in Makarora is a truly memorable one.

Labradors have been a huge part in Bridget’s life. A Retired Registered Breeder. She kept to a very specialised breeding program, her puppies were raised in a free lifestyle on her property bordering the banks of the Makarora River before being homed to approved families throughout New Zealand.

Tramping at altitude brings Bridget deep appreciation, to have access to such a spectacular wilderness is a privilege, not a right. Tramping is just one of the many adventures that come with this area – there is horse trekking, jet boating, heli-skiing, deer stalking and some of the best trout fishing in the world!

Landscape photography is very much a passion. Every day there are moments to take the breath away – a change in light, a change in mood, all of which engage her heart, her spirit, her love for what she sees through the lens… and it is worth every moment!