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Canterbury – The Land of Epic Retreats

To support our region in these unprecedented times, ChristchurchNZ has launched the Explore Your Place campaign.

The campaign will inspire locals to support Canterbury businesses, including cafes, bars, shops and restaurants, and to remain active and enjoy the best of their region. 

You can read about the campaign in full here.

Six Unique Accommodation Escapes in Canterbury

On a quest for inner peace and tranquillity? Look no further. Canterbury is stacked with undisturbed and remote accommodation. Surround yourself with stunning coastlines, lush forests and rolling green hills – all in your own backyard.

Check out our top accommodation picks with a difference.

Isolated Indulgence

Let mother nature put on a show for you. PurePods are glamping on steroids. Soak up the beauty of dramatic natural landscapes in remote glass pod and wait for the sun to set to reveal Canterbury’s insane night sky. All this within reach of Ōtautahi Christchurch city.

Your Bedroom in the Sky

Take a rugged coastline, add stunning mountain scenery and a swag of wildlife, and you've got Kaikoura, a nature lover's paradise. Sleep 10 metres above the ground in one of the Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses canopy tree houses, with options for couples or families, why would you ever want to leave!?

Luxury and Leisure

There’s no better place to ‘get away from it’ than Montrose Estate. Nestled on the banks of the Rakaia River, surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges and rushing blue glacial waters you can choose to stay in your own villa or chalet. With jet boating, tramping, hunting or fishing all on offer you won’t be short of things to do.

Candlelit Bath Under the Stars

Yes please! This upcycled, sustainably-minded boutique accommodation is rated by Lonely Planet as one of New Zealand’s best places to stay. Eco Villa offers an oasis for you to unwind in the charm of their beautifully crafted rooms, delight in the edible garden and soak up the serenity in that hot tub!

Chill in a Hammock on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean

Soak up some 70s vibes at Onuku Farm Hostel – there’s a peace sign on the roof, a relaxed vibe and 260 hectares of farmland to explore.  Spend your days kayaking alongside Hector’s dolphins, walking the Akaroa hills or sitting back with a book and a cold drink. Accommodation options to suit everyone, including a hostel, campground, and van park.

Go (almost) Solo in the silo

This has to be seen to be believed! Stay in an architecturally designed retrofitted silo, complete with a custom-fitted kitchenette, luxurious upper floor bedroom, bathroom, and balcony. Based at Little River, SiloStay is perfect for a couple's getaway with a difference!

Call or email Christchurch’s i-SITE Visitor Centre for bookings and information from the friendly team of local experts. NZ freephone : 0800 423 783 Outside NZ: +64 3 379 9629