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Canterbury

The Region that is fresh each day, offering a variety of experiences, famous for its succulent lamb, incredible contrasts, wide open spaces, hot air ballooning, high mountains, braided fishing rivers and high country lakes. Home to New Zealands most comprehensive listing of quality graded host properties.

Christchurch 
Welcome to Christchurch, the country's second largest city, where you can experience fresh unique experiences each and every day.

Christchurch, the garden city of New Zealand,  is your international gateway to New Zealand's South Island that offers fresh excitement, a wide variety of attractions and activities for the visitor each day to explore. 



Ashburton

Stretching from the spectacular Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean,
the Ashburton area offers the complete Kiwi experience.
A wide range of crops are grown in the wider area as well as Ashburton           
is known for the numbers of sheep the area farms.

Enjoy breathtaking views of mountains and plains from a hot air balloon, or
ski stunning snow covered slopes. Have a go at river rafting for the thrill of a
lifetime, or fish for salmon or trout in one of the many world famous rivers.

Or just relax and enjoy a round of golf at one of five spectacular golf courses.
Ashburton, 'whatever it takes', is located just a one hour plus drive south of
Christchurch via state highway 1.  
 
                                                                                                                    
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1
1 King - En suite bathroom.
2 Queen - En suite bathrooms.
Maximum guests: 6
LOCATION:Greta Valley
CODE:RH004
DETAILS:Farm stay, large rolling country sheep & cattle handy to award winning Waipara Vineries, Weka Pass Railway & thermal hot pools at Hanmer.
Host interests: Sport, rugby, tramping, bowls, tennis, fishing, garden, cooking and reading.
TESTIMONIAL:    Welcome drinks and snacks. Drive around farm. Most welcoming on arrival and throughout stay. Plenty of interesting conversation.
Ian, Slough, England
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1
1 Super king - Seperate guest bathrooms.
1 Double - Seperate guest bathrooms.
1 Double - Seperate guest bathrooms. 1 Single - Seperate guest bathrooms.
Maximum guests: 7
LOCATION:Rangiora
CODE:RH023
DETAILS:(6 km, Christchurch 30 km) Farm stay, sheep and dairy.
Host interests: Rugby, sport, movies, reading and travel.
TESTIMONIAL:    Very warm and friendly.Watching them work the lambs was fun. The fresh lamb and vegetables were excelent.
Adam & Claudia, Portland, USA
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G2
1 King - En suite bathroom.
1 Queen - En suite bathroom.
1 Double - Shared guest bathroom.
Maximum guests: 6
LOCATION:Oxford
CODE:RH009
DETAILS:(6 km) Country stay rolling country sheep, cattle, alapcas, pigs, chickens & ducks.
Handy to inland scenic Highway 72, native bush walks, fishing rivers, golf courses.
Host interests: garden, cheese making, fishing & hunting.
TESTIMONIAL:    Showed us their lovely gardens. Wonderful dinner and dessert. Made us feel like family. Very comfortable.
Sally & John, New York, USA
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1 Premium Rates Apply
2 Queen - En suit bathroom .
1 double - Shared bathroom.
Maximum guests: 6
LOCATION:Aylesbury
CODE:RH24
DETAILS:(30 mins drive west of Christchurch via state highway 73) Farm stay with highland cattle, miniature horses, surrounded by sheep farms.
Hosts interests: Aviation, sport, golf, extensive garden.
TESTIMONIAL:    Karyn treated us to awesome three course dinner.
Visitors from USA
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G2
2 Queen - Shared guest bathrooms.
1 Twin - Shared guest bathrooms.
Maximum guests: 6
LOCATION:Hororata
CODE:RH031
DETAILS:(Darfield 15 min, Christchurch 50 min west) Farm stay, grazing sheep and dairy cattle, mixed crop farming. Handy to trout fishing rivers and high country lakes, also Southern Alps mountain range.
Host interests: Lions Club, Local Govt, golf, nursing, garden tours, rugby and travel.
TESTIMONIAL:    Dairy cow milking tour, showed us their lovley gardens, wine and home made appitizers, wonderful dinner and dessert, great conversation, made us feel like family.
Sally & John, New York, USA
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1
1 King - En suite bathroom.
1 Twin - Shared bathroom.
Maximum guests: 4
LOCATION:Sheffield
CODE:RH072
DETAILS:(5km, 45min west of Christchurch city) Farm stay, sheep, handy to state highway 73 to Arthurs Pass.
Host interests: rugby, fishing, dog trialing, garden.
TESTIMONIAL:    We were with our friends. Very friendly and kind family. Everything was exellent.
Edrenkine, Singapore
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1
1 Double - Seperate guest bathroom.
1 Twin - Seperate guest bathroom.
1 Single - Seperate guest bathroom.
Maximum guests: 5
LOCATION:Sheffield
CODE:RH043
DETAILS:(5 min, Darfield 15 km, Christchurch 50 min) Country stay with a few sheep, with access to local deer, dairy farms handy state highway 73.
Outstanding views of the nearby Southern Alps mountain range, handy golf course, fishing rivers and high country lakes.
Host interests: rugby, politics, art, tennis, golf and travel.
TESTIMONIAL:    Bill took us to see a deer farm, a sheep farm, lawn bowling - all of which gave us a real flavor for life in farm areas. Their alpacas were delightful.
Reese & Stan, New York, USA
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1
1 Queen - En suite bathroom.
1 Superking (converts to twin) - En suite bathroom.
Additional single bed available
Maximum guests: 5
LOCATION:Glentunnel
CODE:RH73
DETAILS:(45 min west of Christchurch) farm stay, sheep, free range hens.
Glentunnel is a small historic village.
Host intrests: sport,golf, hunting, tramping, gardening, reading.
TESTIMONIAL:    Hospitable and friendly hosts, best hosted stay in NZ.
Tanya & Partner, Australia.
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1- 2 level unit, Native outdoor garden
1 King (converts to twin) - En suite bathroom.
1 Queen - Seperate shared bathroom.
Maximum guests: 4
LOCATION:Christchurch
CODE:RH208
DETAILS:(5 min to central city) Home stay in leafy upmarket Merivale.
Host interests: Politics, sport, cooking.
TESTIMONIAL:    Very attentive. Made sure that we had everything we needed to be comfortable.
Rosalind & Stuart, Baltimore, USA
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1- 2 level home
1 Double - Shared guest bathroom.
1 Twin - Shared guest bathroom.
Maximum guests: 4
LOCATION:Christchurch
CODE:RH246
DETAILS:(5 min to airport, 10 min to central city) Home stay in upmarket Fendalton.
Host interests: Outdoors, fishing, hiking, garden.
TESTIMONIAL:    They served a New Zealand style dinner and dessert with a nice New Zealand wine.
Brad & Cindy, Prineville, USA
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G2 - Villa - Premium rates apply to this property.
1 Queen/Single - En suite bathroom.
1 Queen/Single - Private guest bathroom.
1 Queen - Shared bathroom.
Maximum guests: 8
LOCATION:Akaroa
CODE:RH170
DETAILS:(20 min) Farm stay, with sheep and cattle situated picturesque Okains Bay. Local sandy beach, Maori and Colonial history.
Host interests: Scuba diving, conservation, sport, wood turning, bridge and gardening.
Premium rates apply to this property listing.
TESTIMONIAL:    Spacious rooms, Great views, Excellent food.
Paul and Maria, Holland
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1
1 Queen plus single - Shared guest bathrooms.
3 Twin - Shared guest bathrooms.
1 Single - Shared guest bathrooms.
Maximum guests: 10
LOCATION:Ashburton
CODE:RH157
DETAILS:(7 km) Farm stay, grazing sheep, alpacas, with access to other local farms including dairy.
Host interests: Golf, skiing, weaving, arts and crafts, gardening, travel.
TESTIMONIAL:    Treated us as visiting friends - not just paying guests. Could not ask for anything better - Lovley room, Delicious food, delightful hosts.
Derek & Wendy, Geraldton, WA
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G2
Two Twin - Separate shared guest bathroom.
One Triple - Seperate shared guest bathroom.
LOCATION:Ashburton
CODE:RH111
DETAILS:(7km) Farm stay with Deer.
Host Interests: Gardening, salmon fishing, golf, tramping.
TESTIMONIAL:    Long time deer farmers, woodland garden to explore, relaxed stay.
Heng party, China.
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1
1 Queen - Seperate guest bathroom.
2 Twin - Seperate guest bathroom
Maximum guests: 6
LOCATION:Ashburton
CODE:RH039
DETAILS:(16 km) Farm stay, handy to State Highway 1, sheep, beef cattle, goats, free range hens
Hosts interests: music, reading, gardening.
TESTIMONIAL:    Extensive farm tour, Warm hospitality, Wish we could have stayed longer!.
Tan Family, Taiwan
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1
2 Queen
1 Twin
Shared separate guest bathroom only.
Maximum Guests: 6
LOCATION:Ashburton
CODE:RH22
DETAILS:(18km west of,) large farmstay, dairy.
Host Interests: Tramping, travel, photography, gardening.
TESTIMONIAL:    Busy working farm, spacious home, handy to number of local activities.
Recent guests from Holland.
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1
1 Queen - En suite bathroom.
2 Twin - Guest only share bathroom
Maximum guests: 6
LOCATION:Ashburton
CODE:RH90
DETAILS:(Close in) Country home stay, set among extensive garden with access to local sheep farm.
Hosts Interests: Salmon fishing, flower arranging, embroidery, gardening, booking.
TESTIMONIAL:    These hosts are simple the best, hospitality, level of comfort and facilities just first class.
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1
3 Queen - Shared guest bathroom
Maximum guests: 6
LOCATION:Mt Somers
CODE:RH017
DETAILS:(45 min inland from Ashburton) Farm stay, rolling hill country sheep, beef cattle and deer.
Hosts interests: Golf, politics, history, art, culture, cooking, food and wine.
TESTIMONIAL:    Had his dogs herd sheep from the field to paddock to sheering shed and shaved a sheep wow!
John & Nicki, WA, USA
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ACCOMMODATION KEY
G1
One Queen - Separate guest bathroom.
Two Twin - Shared guest bathroom.
Maximum 6 guests
LOCATION:Mayfield
CODE:RH005
DETAILS:(30km inland from Ashburton) On state highway 72, Farmstay with dairy cows, fully irrigated.
Hosts interests: Tramping, skiing, jet boating, reading, family.
TESTIMONIAL:    Exceeded our expectations.
Tan family group, Singapore.
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