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.
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