Canterbury Backpacker Accommodation
Description: Alpenhorn Chalet is the ideal venue to base yourself for Back Country adventures in the region.
We are constantly being told by our guests that this is the best place that they have stayed in New Zealand, so come see for yourself.
Alpenhorn has a distinctly Alpine and homely rustic feel about it. Lots of natural wood, cosy warm and friendly. We have exceptional expresso coffee on tap 24/7. (Fresh ground beans.) Our broadband internet is free to all guests.
We have a beautiful rockpool spa set in an indoor conservatory garden. The kitchen has all facilities and we also have a laundry, all at no extra charge.
We look forward to having you here.
Location: Heart of Methven Township. One hour from Christchurch
Double: $60 - $80 per room
Hosts: Emma Jackson
Address: 44 Allen Street, Methven
Phone: +64 3 302 8779
Mobile Phone: 021 145 5357
Description: Small friendly backpacker cottage with an interesting history. Right in the middle of town. Off street parking, internet access, enclosed garden by the stream. Peace and tranquillity within a stones throw of all that Akaroa has to offer. We have very comfy beds, and a smile for everyone!
Come and stay a while, you are guaranteed a very warm welcome. New owners as of September 2002!
Prices: Prices as below; $2 discount to al BBH members
Double: 4 rooms from $25.00 per person.
Twin: 2 rooms from $25.00 per person.
Share: 6 rooms from $20.00 per person.
Address: 57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa.
Phone: +64 3 304 7782
Comments: All beds are fully made up; double/twin rooms also have towels provided and tea/coffee making facilities. Radiators in all rooms in winter. We can book all local activities for you and also help with your onward travel.
Flock Hill Lodge
Description: Flock Hill Lodge offers a range of accommodation in a stunning high country location. We have self-contained Motel and Cottage units and a fully equipped Backpacker Lodge. Enjoy a meal and relaxing drink in our Restaurant and Bar after a fun filled day in the high country. Choose from a range of activities such as walking, mountain biking, bouldering, caving or horse trekking.
Flock Hill Lodge is a great place to enjoy a winter ski holiday with four fantastic ski fields within 20kms of the Lodge. We also host weddings, conferences and group functions – tailor made to fit your requirements.
Location: Great Alpine Highway, halfway between Christchurch and the West Coast of the South Island
Prices: Please refer to our website or contact us.
Address: Great Alpine Highway, Craigieburn Valley, CASS
Postal Address: Private Bag 55034, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 318 8196
Fax: +64 3 318 8856
Glenfalloch Cookshop- Glenfalloch Station
Description: Located in the headwaters of the Rakaia River, Glenfalloch offers the discerning traveler style, comfort and privacy in the High Country two hours drive west of Christchurch and one hour from Ashburton.
The Cookshop is set on a superb site with commanding views overlooking the Rakaia and the Mathias River and is surrounded by snow covered mountains and glaciers.
The accommodation complex contains three houses with twelve bedrooms. The houses are tastefully renovated and decorated to provide a warm homely feel and to fit in with their New Zealand high country surroundings. Generous living and landscaped areas provide ample room for relaxing and socializing.
It is perfect for business as well as pleasure. Its elegant style and serene setting make it an ideal venue for your corporate retreat. A conference/meeting room seats 30 and features a spacious deck with inspirational views. Internet access, modern audio visual equipment and fax services are all available.
Guests have easy access to the back country for walks, the station`s 4WD tracks, fishing, claybird shooting and mountain biking. Scenic Helicopter flights over the nearby glaciated Main Divide can be arranged from the Helipad.
From July to October Methven Heliskiing operates from the Glenfalloch Helipad.
Location: [map here] 50 minutes from Methven
Prices: $35 per person
Contact person(s): Dietlind Todhunter
Postal Address: 4106 Double Hill Runs Road
Phone: 64 3 3185843
Comments: Credit cards accepted.
Description: Ryton Station is a 37,000 acre High Country Merino run, preserved almost entirely in its natural state. It is nestled on the shores of Lake Coleridge, in the spectacular Southern Alps. We have a range of accommodation from private ensuite chalets including dinner & breakfast overlooking Lake Coleridge or self catering options like our backpacker lodge or holiday homes.
Relax and unwind enjoying our many walks and tramps. Other activites available are horse trekking on Ryton Station, jet boating on the Rakaia River, Skiing, Fishing or 4WD farm tours.
Location: [map here] Only 1.5 hours drive West from Christchurch or 30 minutes from the Inland Scenic Route at Windwhistle.
Prices: Double Private Ensuite Chalet: $145pp - $165pp. Self Catering: $35pp - $110pp
Season: All year round - Farm activites are seasonal.
Contact person(s): Kylee Simpson and Nick Clark
Address: Harper Road, Lake Coleridge
Postal Address: R.D.2 Darfield, Lake Coleridge 7572
Phone: 03 318 5818
Freephone: 0800 926 868
Fax: 03 318 5819
Comments: You will need your own vehicle to visit Ryton Station. Eftpos, Visa, Mastercard & Bankcard accepted.
Description: You are invited to Studio Kleynz! This is a small, quiet heaven for backpackers.
It’s the best of both worlds. A quiet, rural setting close to the stimulating heart of Christchurch.
Enjoy the country views towards the Southern Alps and the city from your comfortable studio room, which is private and generous with its own entrance. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, basin and toilet.
You might like to use the wine glasses, fridge, microwave, toaster or water cooker, all of which you find at your finger tips. Coffee and tea is provided.
The room invites you. Your bed is ready made and a set of towels is provided.
You are situated in 1000 m2 of well established garden. You can stroll through the garden at your leisure and enjoy the magnificent views over the Canterbury plains towards the Southern Alps. Have a cup of tea in the sun.
With us you feel away from the busyness of the city, while only a 7 km drive away. We are on the PORT HILLS of Christchurch, an ideal gateway for your daytrips to the Banks Peninsula, including Akaroa.
We have a fast internet connection available to check your e-mails. Accommodation for your pet may be available upon application. Parking is off-street and a carport is available.
This accommodation is ideal as a base for your holiday or when you need time out for a few days.
Location: We are 7 km from the heart of Christchurch, 6 km from the railway station and 14 km from Christchurch International Airport.
Prices: $ 35 per night per person. The minimal stay is 2 persons for 2 nights.
Hosts: The Kleynz family (Gerda, Ike, Frida, Hans)
Address: 417 Cashmere Road, Christchurch
Phone: +64 3 338 8377
Mobile Phone: 027 422 7444
From the city centre by car: Drive via Colombo Street towards the Port Hills. Turn left into Cashmere Road at the roundabout before you go up the hill. We are on 417 Cashmere Road. Be aware Cashmere Road does an unexpected turn to the left when you see the sign Halswell Quarry.
From any direction; get onto SH 75 in Christchurch (signposted Halswell/Akaroa). When driving on Halswell Road turn into Henderson Road. At the end turn right into Cashmere Road.
Mount Vernon Lodge & Stables
Description: Mt. Vernon, a rural retreat overlooking Akaroa offers a broad range of accommodation. The Lodge with its large attractive common room and open log-fire is ideal for groups, families or the independent traveller wishing to mix with others.
The fully self-contained cabins with their rural setting, all give superb views down to Akaroa and the harbour. Guests are invited to enjoy the BBQ and nature walks on the property.
An animal lovers' paradise with pets, horses, farm animals and birds. The area offers interesting contrasts with a richness in historic, colonial houses and the museum. Recreation golf, cafes, harbour cruises, swimming with dolphins or just relax.
Location: Akaroa, 80km from Christchurch on the Banks Peninsula
Double: 6 rooms from $22.50 per person
Twin: 6 rooms from $22.50 per person
Share: 6 rooms from $17.00 per person
Dormitories: 8 rooms from $17.00 per person
Contact person(s): Jo and Andrew
Postal Address: P.O Box 51, Akaroa
Phone: +64 3 304 7180
Fax: +64 3 304 7180
Comments: Free pickup from Akaroa Information Centre.
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