Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely New Zealand term and one fitting the...


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Academy Lodge Motel Visit website

Superior, spacious self-contained units. Close to town, hospital, showground, racecourse and Mt Hutt ski field. Queen-size beds. A warm welcome awaits you. Continental breakfast is available.. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Canterbury Plains hot air ballooning

Ballooning is probably the most relaxing form of transport ever devised, like floating down a river on an inner-tube, only in mid-air. Read the story . . . 

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Coronation Park Motel & Coronation Holiday Park Visit website

Our Motel complex, in combination with our Holiday Park, has accommodation to suit any budget. We have 11 motel units ranging from modern, spacious 1 . . . More . . . 

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The not-so-distant summit: day hikes to mountain tops

Mountain climbing doesn’t just have to be for the experienced or those inclined to take risks. There are plenty of spectacular summits in New Zealand that can be reached with little more than the right provisions, a propensity for physical exercise and common sense. Read the story . . . 

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Commodore Motor Lodge Visit website

Welcome to our genuine Kiwi hospitality and superior garden setting. 14 ground-floor units, serviced daily. Fully equipped kitchens - microwave, phone, 50+ channel Sky TV, . . . More . . . 

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Mid-Canterbury: the South Island’s best-kept secret

It doesn’t get more classic South Island than mid-Canterbury. Rural meets high country meets big mountains meets even bigger skies... Read the story . . . 

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Methven Resort Hotel Visit website

Rated one of the finest resorts in Methven and the Canterbury region. Owner-operators Max and Joy welcome you to enjoy their hospitality. . . . More . . . 

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Terrace Downs Resort Visit website

Whether you are planning your wedding day and require accommodation in Canterbury for friends and family, looking for a few days on our golf course, . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Inland Scenic Route 72: Christchurch loop

Round trips are immensely satisfying. There’s a pleasing symmetry in ending up back where you started, a closing of the loop, a real sense of achievement. Read the story . . . 

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Ashburton's Regency Motel

At the Regency, your stay will be quiet, comfortable and relaxing. The motel has a solar heated swimming pool in the warmer season. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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Mt Somers Holiday Park

1km off State Highway 72. Christchurch 75 minutes. Closest holiday park to Mt Somers Walkway. 20 minutes from Mt Hutt Skifield, fishing, bushwalks. . . . More . . . 

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Taylors Motel

Modern, sunny, spacious motel in garden setting located close to town but off main highway with restaurant opposite. Enjoy unlimited Free fibre WiFi, Aircon, 50 . . . More . . . 

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Rakaia River Holiday Park & Motels

Rakaia River Holiday Park is only 40 minutes south of Christchurch Airport on State Highway 1. Our tree-clad, sheltered park has power and tent sites, . . . More . . . 

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Mount Hutt Motels

Mount Hutt Motels has 10 large fully self-contained,comfortable units. Closest motel to Mt Hutt ski field and 1minute to Methven Village town centre. . . . More . . . 

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