NZ Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Guide

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About South Canterbury, New Zealand

Catch a salmon at the Rakaia River or head inland towards the mighty Mt. Hutt Ranges. Time your trip right and you can even try your hand at curling in Staveley! For a true high country experience check out the lakes Clearwater & Heron.

The braided rivers of South Canterbury are a truly marvellous sight and provide excellent fishing opportunities.

Don’t miss Lake Tekapo where you can marvel at the crystal clear night sky by night and the iconic lakeside Church of the Good Shepherd by day.

A highlight for any traveller has to be a visit to Mt. Cook. Just keep your fingers crossed for a fine day and you won’t have seen anything like it for pure majesty!

You can spend a day travelling the roads of the South Canterbury countryside and fail to count enough cars to run out of fingers!

This is also Lord of the Rings country. Nestled in Rangitata, in the northwest of South Canterbury sits the famous Mount Sunday - a sheer-sided hill in the middle of an expansive plain in the Rangitata River Valley - a hill made famous by Peter Jackson's Oscar winning trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.

Mount Sunday was the set for Edoras, the valley of Helm’s Deep, and the fortress city of the Rohan people in The Two Towers and The Return of the King movies.

Here is our selection of Mid and South Canterbury B&B's

Peaceful Stay Lodge

Rakaia Gorge area B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $55 to $150 per couple

Glentunnel, Hororata, Canterbury, New Zealand

Peaceful Stay lodge is located only 35minutes from Christchurch. Enjoy a scenic forest walk up to see mountain views! see the alpacas and cute little dogs. Relax in the hot spa pool and take in the spectacular country view of the stars. Range of rooms from shared to bnb private room.

Phone: 0275533556
Address: 635 wairiri rd, Glentunnel, rd1 , Coalgate, Hororata


Olivers Farmstay Bed and Breakfast

Tumuka B&B, Farmstay

Your hosts Pamela and Campbell Oliver and two resident cats warmly invite you to share with us our historic house and twenty acre farmlet.

Phone: 03 6155495
Mobile (and SMS): 0211059097
Address: 179 Temuka / Orari Highway RD 25 Temuka



Sawdon High Country Farm Accommodation

Lake Tekapo Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $150 per couple

35km from Fairlie township, 7km from Lake Tekapo.

High Country Merino Sheep Station, very close to Lake Tekapo. Both self contained cottages have excellent views of the southern alps. Farm Tours offered as part of the accommodation, at a time which suits what is happening on our farm.

Phone: 03 6806757
Mobile (and SMS): 021 1528820
Address: 3540 State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo


Creel House

Lake Tekapo B&B
Prices from $160 to $180 per couple

Tekapo Village 250 kms from Christchurch and Queenstown

Situated in the village of Lake Tekapo, Creel House is a three storeyed bed and breakfast home with three guest bedrooms. Built by Grant in the style of a Norwegian chalet, this three storeyed home faces north and has expansive balconies with views of the lake and mountains or the night sky.

Phone: 03 6806516
Mobile (and SMS): 022 696 5257
Address: 36 Murray Place, Lake Tekapo


Beech Hill Luxury Country Stay

Ashburton B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $330 per couple

1 hour south of Christchurch on the Inland Scenic Route

Beech Hill is a luxury Country Stay situated in the Foothills of the Southern Alps in Mid Canterbury. We offer luxury accommodation with three rooms available. Rates are for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.

Phone: +64 3 303 0865
Mobile (and SMS): 027 2378036
Address: 261 Winterslow Road, Staveley, Mid Canterbury



Richlyn Park B&B

Geraldine B&B, Homestay
Prices from $150 per couple

3 kilometres south of Geraldine on state highway 79

Purpose built homestay with large guest bedrooms, queen beds, large ensuites.Charming friendly hosts.Delicious breakfasts.Enroute to Queenstown.

Phone: 036939681
Mobile (and SMS): 0276009951
Address: 9 Tiplady Road, Geraldine



Peel Forest Homestay

Ashburton backcountry B&B, Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $60 to $120 per couple

2hrs from CHCH, 20 min from Geraldine. 2km from Peel Forest

Escape the hustle and bustle of your life and relax in our restful surroundings. Unique opportunity to experience Canterbury’s largest remaining Podacarp forest. Peel Forest Homestay offers warm hospitality, either hosted in the house or self-catering in the bunkroom.

Phone: 036963509
Mobile (and SMS): 027 3050400, 0277467267
Address: 33 Rangitata Gorge Rd, Peel Forest



Aoraki B&B / Adventure Farm Stay

Other Rural South Canterbury B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $150 to $265 per couple

Ten mins south of Geraldine towards Fairlie. Turn at Gapes Valley Brewery Cafe

Between Christchurch and Queenstown, Enjoy a farm stay, pasture strolls, Animals, Great Stars & Night Sky, Bush & Waterfall walks, Kayaks/canoes on the river, a camp fire meal or relax in a hot spa pool. Take a Big Red Quad bike Safari Sheep, Beef & Deer Farm Tour. Visit the Alpaca's next door.

Phone: +64 03 697 4866
Mobile (and SMS): +64 021 109 0828
Address: 246 Gualter Road


Cricklewood House Bed & Breakfast

Ashburton B&B
Prices from $160 to $120 per couple

120 Johnstone Street Tinwald Ashburton 7774

Gyneth & David Robins owners of Cricklewood House Bed & Breakfast Ashburton Welcome you to come and enjoy the warmth,comfort,peace and tranquillity of a modern home with superior accommodation. We are set in a rural setting just outside of city,boundary with a big garden and a big welcome

Phone: 6433071980
Mobile (and SMS): 027 223 1839
Address: 120 Johnstone Street Tinwald Asburton


Magnolia Cottage Bed and Breakfast

South Canterbury Rural B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $130 to $165 per couple

2 minutes from Pleasant Point, 15 mintues from Timaru on SH8

Tucked behind a stately Magnolia tree our Cottage offers peace and tranquillity in a garden setting just minutes from the township of Pleasant Point. With a separate lounge and private outdoor area Magnolia Cottage is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break.

Phone: 0274552722
Address: 69 Keane Rd, Pleasant Point


At Violinos

Ashburton B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $150 to $250 per couple

5 minutes from Ashburton, 86km from Christchurch airport.

Are you looking for accommodation with a difference? Perhaps something musical and romantic? Look no further. At Violinos near Ashburton fits this description. It is BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION, MUSICAL FARMSTAY and ROMANTIC HIDEAWAY

Phone: 03 302 4680
Mobile (and SMS): 027 6028 239
Address: 629 Methven Highway



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Peaceful Stay Lodge

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Olivers Farmstay Bed and Breakfast

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Sawdon High Country Farm Accommodation

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Beech Hill Luxury Country Stay

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Richlyn Park B and B

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Peel Forest Homestay

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Aoraki B and B / Adventure Farm Stay

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Cricklewood House Bed and Breakfast

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Magnolia Cottage Bed and Breakfast

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