Wanaka is a tourist-friendly mecca and within a few blocks of the main street, in every direction, you can find any type of accommodation to suit your budget and holiday plans! From backpacker hostels, to self-contained holiday houses, Bed & Breakfast guesthouses, luxury lodges.
Wanaka is located in the Southern Lakes District of the lower South Island and is considered the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and the fabulous local ski areas. Within easy commuting distance of Queenstown airport, visitors can choose to travel via road from Queenstown to Wanaka.
Oamaru is the 'capital' of the Waitaki District, however the Waitaki Valley is not only home to Kurow, but to some other fabulous rural townships that link visitors to Ohau, Mt Cook/Aoraki and other exciting routes. Each township features some wonderful attractions.
The Waitaki district is located in the centre of the South Island and is home to lush valleys, majestic mountains, pristine azure lakes, exciting rivers, New Zealand wildlife and breathtaking scenery, making it the ideal holiday spot for outdoor pursuits or pure relaxation.
The Waitaki Valley boasts a stunning natural environment that provides a huge amount of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a genuine Kiwi outdoor holiday. No matter what your level of fitness or experience, there are plenty of hikes, bike tracks and walks.
Home to some of New Zealand's most serene farmland, lush countryside and sparkling waters, the township of Picton is located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound and is a renowned tourist destination as well as the gateway to the spectacular South Island.
The Marlborough region enjoys the best of everything fresh thanks to the bountiful offerings from the waters of the Marlborough Sounds and the lush farmland of the plains. This is where you can choose to sample fresh Sounds oysters with the world's best Sauvignon Blanc.
Picton is truly a remarkable place when it comes to offering a variety of accommodation for visitors! From comfortable and affordable motels for those staying overnight before or after catching the ferry, to upmarket waterfront holiday apartments, functional backpacker lodgings.
Rangiora, 27km north of Christchurch, in the heart of Waimakariri District, is a bustling town, well known for its country atmosphere and shopping. The town is the nucleus of a very prosperous agricultural, horticultural, fruit-growing, forestry and mixed farming area.
Woodend is a service town, surrounded by lush farmland and a great variety of lifestyle blocks. Named after an early settler, Thomas Woodend, the town is just 26km north of Christchurch and offers accommodation and meals to passing travellers on S.H.1.
Oxford, a rural town on the Inland Scenic Route 72, is the perfect place to appreciate the mountain scenery and seasonal beauty of the North Canterbury Plains. Named after the university city of Oxford, this farming town of 1,600 people, was a saw-milling centre until 1898.
Ohoka is only 15 minutes drive from Christchurch - one of the closest rural areas to the city. It sits on the extensive fertile plains between the Ashley and Waimakariri rivers, which are fast developing as specialist farms and lifestyle blocks.