9 October 2017
There's nothing more satisfying than a good night's sleep, so why not up the game by staying somewhere a little unexpected? From luxury tree houses to glass pods and grain silos, Canterbury offers some incredible unique accommodation options.
Rest up in a humble grain silo converted into innovative and stylish serviced apartments with SiloStay, located in the heart of Little River. Or stay in a luxury tree hut 30-feet above the ground in the canopy of a native manuka grove with Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses in Kaikoura.
Sleep in a glass pod surrounded by nature in Kaikoura, Banks Peninsula or Waipara with PurePods. Or go to jail for a night with The Jailhouse in Christchurch, which once served as a prison and was refurbished and opened as accommodation a decade ago.
Spend the evening staring at the stars from a ‘wooden tent’ with see-through roofing at Onuku Farm Hostel on Banks Peninsula. Try your hand at glamping – that's glamourous camping – with Canopy Camping Escapes at Lavericks Bay in Banks Peninsula or Camp Kekerengu in Kaikoura.
Stay in a snug little dome-shaped pod in Mt Lyford with Harakeke Huts. Or stare at the amazing Mackenzie skies from SkyScape's building made almost entirely of glass, with expansive views over the golden tussocks of the Mackenzie Basin to the Southern Alps, Two Thumbs Range and Mt John.
Indulge James Bond-style at Seascape or head back in time to Downton Abbey at Otahuna Lodge. If big scenery is more your style, try opening your curtains to New Zealand's highest mountain – Aoraki Mt Cook – at The Hermitage.