from Akaroa on State Highway 75 towards Christchurch the last
town you pass through is Taitapu.
8km after Taitapu you come to Halswell and the first traffic
light controlled intersection. Turn right into Sparks Road
the first Roundabout turn right into Hendersons Road
before coming to the foot of the hills, after a sweeping left
hand corner turn right into
Valley Lodge is a further 1.2km up Cashmere Road, on your right
just before the intersection with Hoon Hay Valley.