How to get to Smylies: from Christchurch travel State Highway 73 towards Arthur's Pass. If you are coming from Geraldine/Timaru or Kaikoura/Rangiora, at the junction of State Highway 72 and 73, head 9km towards Arthur's Pass. Transport available from Christchurch or airport ($45 single transfer). GPS 43;20'17" S, 171 & 55'49" E.
Ideal location for all the activities in this region: jet boating, skiing, tramping, fishing, walking or just relaxing. We offer room-service meals, or try our dining room.
Tariff: (per person) lodge $75 (includes dinner, breakfast), budget/youth hostel from $29 (dorm) to $70(twin/double). 3 self-contained motel units $95-$140 (2 persons). Japanese/NZ-style dinner $20-$25. Breakfast $10-$18.
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