ACTIVITIES

​Red Cottage is well situated for those wishing to explore Mid Canterbury. The area is the gateway to one of the top ecotourism locations in Canterbury. Mountains, lakes, rare and endangered birds, vast landscapes, rainforest, waterfall, mountain streams and braided rivers. The outdoor activities are just as diverse - tramping & hiking, bush walking, high country garden tours, mountain biking, fishing, windsurfing, historic sites, bird watching, ice skating & curling. Not to mention the fantastic ski slopes of Mt Hutt, Olympus and a number of Heli-skiing operators.

Within a short drive from Mt Somers & Staveley you will find yourself surrounded by a series of delightful lakes famous for their fishing, unique wildlife, picnic spots and water activities. Lake Emma and Roundabout, which can only be reached by four-wheel drive, are popular fishing locations, while Lake Camp is popular with boaties, water skiers and fisherman alike. The biggest of the lakes is Lake Clearwater. Characterised by a small village of holiday homes, the lake is popular for windsurfing, sailing, rowing and fishing. It is also an important wildlife refuge for the rare and endangered Great Crested Grebe. The Maori Lakes and Lake Heron are also important wildlife refuges and provide good fishing.

Mt Potts Station, past the above mentioned high country lakes, is the location for Edoras, the fortress city of the Rohan people in the The Lord of The Rings. Several operators provide guided 4WD tours to this spectacular area.

Popular, more physically demanding activities occur in the Mt Somers Conservation Area. These range from short bush walks to the popular two-days tramps - The Mt Somers Subalpine Walkway and the more demanding round-the-mountain Mt Somers Track.

RELAX & EXPERIENCE
  • Woolshed Theatre - onsite, exclusive & complementary with Red Cottage .

  • Twin outdoor baths

  • Cafe & stores

  • Second hand shop

  • Historical trails, Old Lime Kilns & Staveley Muesum

  • Nature Farm & Garden Tours 

  • Lord of the Rings Locations

​ACTIVE EXPLORATION

  • Mountain biking & downhill trails at Mt Hutt Bike Park & Hakatere Conservation Park
  • Fly FIshing & Hunting
  • Helicopter & Fixed wing scenic flights
  • ​Hiking, short walks & rock climbing
  • Water-skiing, windsurfing & swimming
  • 4 wheel driving

GUIDED OPTIONS

  • ​Fly Fishing
  • Big Game and waterfowl hunting
  • Skiing & snowboarding
  • Eco tours
  • Hiking

WINTER FUN

  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Heli Skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Curling

ABOUT NEW ZEALAND

Visit www.NewZealand.com to start planning your New Zealand experience.

Make use of the fully self-contained Kitchen and dine in or we are happy to assist with recommending the restaurant options in nearby in Staveley, Mt Somers or Methven. Most choose to dine on the covered deck watching the sun set over the Southern Alps or on the sofa in

Bring your own DVD of choice and try the exclusively yours 'WoolshedThreatre' which is only 20 metres from the cottage. This unique and complimentary experience will be a highlight of your stay - Just grab a wine and a blanket and settle into a variety of couches while your movie is projected onto a big screen with surround sound. After the movie head back to the cottage to watch the crackling fire or sit on the deck and be amazed by the southern sky stars. 

over the surrounding mountains, after a day exploring all the local area has to offer.sun setRustic, romantic and relaxing! The perfect romantic getaway from the hustle of life, in an environment you won’t want to leave. Open fires, candles, and the warm wooden ambience of this restored historical cottage create the perfect spark, along with local produce and wine, whilst watching the

Mount Hutt Ski area accommodation and Methven mountain bike park accommodation. 
frontofa the fire with a bottle of fine New Zealand wine. Continental breakfasts are supplied to eat at your leisure. 

ACTIVITIES
Red Cottage is well situated for those wishing to explore Mid Canterbury. The area is the gateway to one of the top ecotourism locations in Canterbury. Mountains, lakes, rare and endangered birds, vast landscapes, rainforest, waterfall, mountain streams and braided rivers. The outdoor activities are just as diverse - tramping & hiking, bush walking, high country garden tours, mountain biking, fishing, windsurfing, historic sites, bird watching, ice skating & curling. Not to mention the fantastic ski slopes of Mt Hutt, Olympus and a number of Heli-skiing operators. Red Cottage Staveley is 1km from the renown Staveley Store, gateway to the Sharplin Falls or Mt Somers hiking trails.
Its
only 10 minutes from the start of the Mt Hutt Ski area access road and 20 minutes to the town of Methven.

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ADDRESS & CONTACT

4323 Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road,

Staveley​

Cell: +64 21 718 398

Tel: +64 3 303 0970

 

*Alford Cottage Fri/Sat: 2-night minimum stay. Single night stays available Sundays to Thursdays. More info

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