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ARTHUR’S PASS

CANTERBURY

155km NW of Christchurch

Lake Alexandrina trout © South Canterbury NZ LEFT: Rangitata River © Pat Barrett

JACKSON’S RETREAT ALPINE HOLIDAY PARK

VOTED BEST IN NZ

SH 73, Jacksons, Arthurs Pass Phone: +64 3 738 0474 Email: info@jacksonsretreat.co.nz

www.jacksonsretreat.co.nz Accommodation for all Travellers • Powered & Non-Powered Sites • Undercover RV/Tent Sites • Self-contained & Cosy Cabins • Exceptional 5-star luxury facilities • WIFI • Camp Pantry FREE BBQ,

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Your NZ alpine camping experience starts at Jacksons with abundant rainforest wildlife, on-site walking tracks, glow worms & spectacular views of the mighty EXCLUSIVE Taramakau River. We have it all – ON-SITE fishing, tramping, hiking, biking, WALKING TRACKS & hunting, skiing or just relaxing GLOW WORMS

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GLENTUNNEL after a tramway tunnel • 64km W of Christchurch on SH 77

GLENTUNNEL HOLIDAY PARK

FREE WiFi www.glentunnel.co.nz

Email: glentunnelholidaypark@xtra.co.nz

• Halfway between Mt Hutt & Porter Heights ski areas (30min). 29km N of Methven, 45min to Christchurch. • Golf, tennis, fishing, swimming, jet-boating, skiing, TranzAlpine. • Cabin (sleeps 6), power & non-power sites, hire vans. Homebush Rd & Domain Rd, Glentunnel • Phone: +64 3 318 2868

RAKAIA

ranged in ranks • 58km SW of Christchurch

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ith the cloud-piercing Southern Alps as a backdrop and bordered by braided rivers, Mid Canterbury is paradise for nature-lovers and thrillseekers. The high-country lakes lure avid fly fishers, and hiking options abound – particularly from Arthur’s Pass village. A hot-air balloon, skydive or scenic flight provides a bird’s-eye view of the magnificent landscape. Enjoy jet boating, white-water rafting or horse riding, try your

GERALDINE

hand at the many challenging golf courses, including Terrace Downs, one of New Zealand’s best golf resorts, or visit a vineyard and enjoy the latest Mid Canterbury vintage. Rakaia is renowned for the Rakaia River and the salmon that inhabit its clear waters, while Methven/ Mt Hutt Village is a vibrant ski town in the heart of seven ski areas. In Ashburton, quality shops, excellent museums and thriving cafés and restaurants abound, while Lake Hood is great for watersports.

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n Geraldine, pick up a copy of the South Canterbury Food & Wine Trail, and discover sublime edibles in every pocket of Geraldine and its surrounds. This quaint township is a gourmet mecca, home to delicious local cheeses, fruit preserves and irresistible handmade chocolates. The Vintage Car and Machinery Museum has vintage vehicles dating back to 1905, while the Geraldine Arts and Plants Festival in November celebrates the town’s craft and garden heritage. A five-minute stroll from the centre of town takes you to Talbot Forest with bush walking tracks and superb views.

Geraldine TOP 10 Holiday Park 0800 876 010 39 Hislop Street, Geraldine top10.co.nz

We are the only Holiday Park in the heart of Geraldine, with a tranquil park setting and just a 2 minute walk to the boutique town centre. Motels | Units | Cabins | Sites • Tranquil park setting • Bike & Kart Hire • BBQ Area • BMX Track • Playground • WiFi

Irish place name • 36km N of Timaru

RAKAIA RIVER HOLIDAY PARK & MOTELS

GRUMPY’S

GERALDINE

GERALDINE KIWI HOLIDAY PARK & ACCOMMODATION

• Family camping, motels, cabins • Walk to village, pubs and cafés • Free WiFi • Methven and Mt Hutt 30min Christchurch Airport 40min • Swimming pool, play park/ mini golf, river access • Tariff: from $25

PETS BY ARRANGEMENT

South Canterbury

10% OFF YOUR STAY WITH TRAVEL REWARDS

RESERVATIONS 0800 226 772

Main South Rd, Rakaia | Ph: +64 3 302 7257 Email: stay@rakaiariverholidaypark.co.nz

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www.rakaiariverholidaypark.co.nz

Spacious rural holiday park

ASHBURTON in honour of 2nd Baron Ashburton • 87km SW of Christchurch

Coronation

Contact us for bookings & enquiries: 780 East St, Ashburton Phone: +64 3 308 6603 Fax: +64 3 308 6606 E: info@coronationpark.co.nz

HOLIDAY PARK & MOTELS

Relaxed Park close to town. Enjoy the warmth and comfort of spacious, cosy units conveniently located within the township • Park at your door • Families & groups welcome • Star Chinese Channel • Free WiFi (terms and conditions)

RESERVATIONS: 0800 101 965 | www.coronationpark.co.nz

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• The ultimate farm holiday with choice of studio units, cabins, cottages (sleep 6-8) • Ideal for families and great for campervans. • Huge play area, farm animals, donkey rides & quad bike rides (summer only) • Dump station • Geraldine 5min • Free WiFi • Tariff: from $35-$125 (2 persons)

FARMYARD HOLIDAY PARK

50 Elmslie Rd, RD 22, Geraldine • P: +64 3 693 9355 E: thefarmyard@xtra.co.nz • www.farmyardholidaypark.co.nz PAGE 11 - SOUTH ISLAND MAP

• 6km/5min north of Geraldine. • Free WiFi internet. • Free BBQs • Free Laundry • No charges on showers • Pets welcome • Great children’s play area & seasonal heated swimming pool. • Large modern self-contained kitchen.

• Sealed tennis courts, jumping pillow, games room & TV room. • Accommodation to suit every wallet: $34-$150 (2 persons). • Motels, cabins, 2 & 3-brm units, power sites and unpowered sites. • Discount cards accepted: AA, Gold Card, Kiwi Holiday Parks, NZMCA.

Cnr 7 Keen Rd & SH 72/79 Orari Bridge, Geraldine P: +64 3 693 7453 E: 2grumpys@xtra.co.nz

FREE WiFi, Public Toilets, Off-Street Car Parking, Bureau de Change and Overseas Postage Available

Mundell’s Cafe & Restaurant – one of the best cafes in town. Great selection of hot and cold cabinet food.

Reservations: 0800 2GRUMPY (0800 247 8679) www.grumpykiwi.co.nz

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New Zealand is great for enjoying the outdoors, with no dangerous wild animals or insects and with plenty of options for places to set up ca...

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New Zealand is great for enjoying the outdoors, with no dangerous wild animals or insects and with plenty of options for places to set up ca...