Base yourself at Mt Somers in Canterbury and enter New Zealand’s dramatic backcountry, an outdoor recreational paradise - tramping & hiking, horse treks, mountain biking, fishing for trout and salmon, windsurfing on the lakes and bird watching. Many of these activities take place within the newly established Hakatere Conservation Park. Choose from a selection of peaceful country Mt Somers accommodation such as ldoges, bed and breakfasts and holiday parks. more
Lakes Emma and Roundabout, accessible by four-wheel drive, offer excellent fishing, while Lake Camp is popular with boaties, water skiers and fishermen. Lake Clearwater, with its small village of holiday homes, is popular for windsurfing, sailing, rowing and fishing. It is an important wildlife refuge for the rare and endangered Great Crested Grebe. The Maori Lakes and Lake Heron, also important wildlife refuges provide good fishing.
Stay and enjoy heartland hospitality. Mt Somers is located on Inland Scenic Route 72.
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle and escape to Red Cottage in Staveley. Enjoy romantic evenings with open fires, candle light and the warm wooden ambience of this restored historical cottage. Watch the sun set over the surrounding mountains while enjoying local produce and fine wine, after a day of exploring this wonderful area.
Mobile-friendly - ASURE Scenic Route Motor Lodge is Geraldine's only 4-star motel, located adjacent to the main shopping centre. All units feature King Beds with Heat Pumps/Air-Conditioning, kitchen-facilities and WIFI. 11 Studio-units, 3 with spa-baths and 3 two-bedroom family apartments. Set on the popular Southern Scenic Route, just 90mins drive south from Christchurch Airport or 60 minutes from Lake Tekapo.
Mobile-friendly - Join us on a journey to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts High Country Station in the breathtaking Southern Alps of New Zealand. This exciting day visits the most stunning and recognisable LOTR location - Edoras! Tour includes a delicious picnic-lunch and entertaining commentary from friendly local guides. You don't have to be LOTR fan to enjoy this amazing day.
Mobile-friendly - Rata Escape is a boutique holiday destination nestled in a native bush garden under striking Mount Somers, a little over an hour's drive southwest of Christchurch. Rata Escape is within close reach of expansive high country and mountains for hiking and biking, pristine fishing rivers, lakes, ski fields and golf courses making it an outdoor paradise.
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