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A romantic getaway, featuring views of Mount Alford and Mount Hutt

Located at the foothills of Mount Somers in Mid Canterbury, approximately 90 minutes drive from Christchurch City. A gateway to exploring one of the top eco-tourism locations in Canterbury. A stunning area, where you can explore the great outdoors and relax in nature.

Hike, swim and fly fish. Kayak on Lake Heron or mountain bike on the remote Bridge to Nowhere Cycle Trail. Bird watching enthusiasts are also in for a treat, a cheeky olive-green New Zealand parrot - the Kea can often be spotted. It is the only alpine parrot in the world and is well-known for its intelligence.

Exceptional hosts with a wealth of knowledge

Your hosts, Nigel and Myriam warmly welcome you to their patch of paradise on the South Island. They are more than happy to share their local knowledge of the region. And will point you in the direction of the best local restaurants and cafes. With so many things to do in the area, they may be able to help you decide!

Stay in a rustic, wooden cottage, which was originally the farm building. The restored cottage has a kitchenette, a double bed and a bathroom. Read a book in front of the fireplace. Or relax in the garden overlooking the surrounding mountains. Take an outdoor bath together and admire the starry night sky.

"Our local area captures the essence of rural New Zealand in the foothills of the Southern Alps. It's a diversity of people, activities, and landscapes enhance the fact that it is a perfect place to relax and unwind. Seeking mindfulness? This is it."

Local hosts, Nigel and Myriam

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