Situated only 20km from the access road to our local skifield, Mt Dobson, and an hours drive to Round Hill or Fox Peak skifields, Lambrook cottages offer the chance to easily go for a fun-filled day up the mountain. Catering for all skill levels, these skifields offer everything from tobogganing to race training.
Just a 10min drive away, Lake Opuha is a relaxing spot ideal for those hot summer months. Whether you're into boating, water-skiing, swimming, fishing, or simply chilling out in the sun, you'll be able to easily pass your days and evenings along the shores of Lake Opuha.
WALKING & BIKING
Whether you like a quiet stroll along the side of a river, or want to tramp across mountain ranges, you're looking at the right place. Fairlie offers a number of walks for either families or for those a bit more adventurous. One of the most popular is the Opihi River Track, where you can walk or bike into the Gorge and cool off along the way in a refreshing, natural swimming hole.
Just 1km from the Opihi River, and 15km from Lake Opuha, Lambrook Farm Cottages offer the perfect location for those enthusiasts looking to catch a few fish. The Fairlie and Mackenzie areas are surrounded by a number of waterways which offer mainly trout and salmon.
Another 'must-see', Lake Tekapo offers something for every season. Whether you're wanting summer fun, or winter-wonderland, Tekapo has it for you. Only 30min drive away, you can relax by the lake, go skiing or boarding, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, and take a tour around the Mt John observatory. Lake Tekapo offers a modern outdoor ice-skating and hotpools complex, Alpine Springs and Spa, a perfect escape for those winter evenings. Come...and enjoy.
The highest mountain in New Zealand, Mt Cook (locally known as Aoraki) is a definite 'must-see'. This majestic mountain is known for its rugged beauty, and is located along the Southern Alps. Mt Cook offers a number of activities, excellent cuisine, stunning backdrops, and walks that can lead right up to the base of the glaciers surrounding it. Take a scenic flight up onto Tasman glacier, or for the thrill-seekers, heliski down Mt Cook itself. Whatever your interests - be prepared to be amazed - and take your camera. Mt Cook is just a 90min drive away.
With a range of boutique shops, and a number of restaurants and cafes to dine in, including the award winning Fairlie Bakehouse, Fairlie is perfect for that break away. It also hosts a supermarket, as well as outdoor shops for your recreational needs, including the Ski shack for hiring your skis and snowboards.
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