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Descending from the “Dry Hills” of southern Marlborough a quite fantastic sight greets you – the stunning Pacific coastline of North Cnterbury! Flanked by the majestic Kaikoura Ranges on the landward side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, this is a trip of pure magic.
Buy your dinner absolutely fresh from a roadside crayfish stall. Go whale watching or swim with the dolphins at Kaikoura; ski at Mt. Lyford then head inland to the fabled hot pools of Hanmer Springs.
See the strange limestone formations and explore the wild rivers of the Hurunui or sample the wines of Waipara.
North Canterbury rural luxury accommodation
Prices from $110 to $240 per couple
Approx 60 minutes from Christchurch, 35 from Hanmer Springs
A historic homestead, beautifully renovated and extended. Experience staying in a true High Country farm homestead from the glory days of New Zealand farming! Choice of luxury suites with king-size doubles or the more modern independent studio/gallery with twin beds, all with en-suite.
Prices from $160 to $395 per couple
Just 1 1/2 hours out of Christchurch on the road to Nelson.
Set in 2 acres of lawns Albergo B&B offers uninterrupted mountain views, peace, privacy and relaxation. Albergo is world renown for its legendary 3 course gourmet breakfast. With a range of accommodation choices we cater for romantic getaways to family stays. Warm and friendly hospitality guaranteed
Mobile (and SMS): 0212288194
Address: 88 Rippingale Rd
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North Canterbury Luxury Accommodation includes: