Work starts on pergola at Walter Peak

Construction work has begun on an all-weather restaurant extension at Walter Peak Homestead marking the final stage of owner Real Journeys’ expansion of the tourism offering.

TSS Earnslaw and Walter Peak. Photo: Real Journeys
The new 160 sqm outdoor pergola will be completed by end of September in time for the busy summer season.

It will seamlessly extend from the main Homestead building and features an electronic Insol Louvre roof which adds to the outdoor-yet indoor feel and has automated rain sensors which close the roof if it starts to rain. The external walls of the structure consist of clear view PVC panels which can be deployed individually depending on the weather or on a group’s request.

The pergola is anchored at one end by a custom made fireplace which generates significant heat on cold winter nights and acts as a feature of the room.
At the opposite end is an Argentinean-style Parilla stone BBQ, ‘kiwi-ised’ for Real Journeys. All of the meat served at Walter Peak will be cooked on this.