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Hurunui River Retreat

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Hurunui River Retreat is the perfect place for a relaxing break.Situated in a peaceful rural valley alongside the Hurunui River, the Hurunui River Retreat is just a one hour drive from Christchurch and a little over thirty minutes south of Hanmer Springs.With two stunning architecturally designed apartments – aptly named ‘Tussock’ and ‘Flax’ – situated a stone’s throw from the Hurunui River, your accommodation offers relaxation, tranquillity and stunning views from every room. Once there, enjoy a glass of wine on the deck or a soak under the stars in our heated outdoor bath, which boasts uninterrupted views of the Southern Alps.In summer, take a short stroll through the paddock to swim in the river; in winter, make the most of the nearby ski fields; enjoy a leisurely ride on the mountain bikes provided; or duck out for some fishing at the renowned Hurunui and Waiau rivers. There’s plenty to do, with the Hurunui River Retreat handy to many popular destinations and local activities.Each apartment has a stunning fully appointed kitchen and barbeque for self-catering, with a continental breakfast provided each morning.
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Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair Access
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We recently stayed for the night, this being our third visit to Hurunui River Retreat. The setting is peaceful with fantastic scenery and we had a great time swimming down at the Hurunui River, lovely and warm! Ali and Steve were great hosts,as always, and we loved the modern
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These cottages are only surpassed by the amazing hospitality offered by the owners Ali and Steve.Wonderfully appointed with a view that is just lovely.If you want peace,isolation,but with every little convienience catered for-we can thoroughly recommend this place. Only a 30
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We stayed for 4 nights here, had a lovely time and were very impressed with the accommodation. We were in the area to fly fish, and the fishing was really good. Ali and Steve were great hosts and were happy to help with the fishing by arranging river access for us on a
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Ali & Steve have thought of everything here to give their guests the perfect break. They are very generous in their hospitality, not least with their time. They obviously feel so much pleasure when their guests are moved, as we were, by the beauty and tranquillity of their home.
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Previous emails from Ali and Steve at Hurunui River Retreat had made us feel at home and welcome but turning the key in the lovely Tussock Cottage transformed our expectations. The cottage is modern, tastefully furnished and extremely well appointed. The views and tranquillity
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Amazing rainbow view from our cottage!
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One of many stunning sunsets we see at the Retreat
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Tussock bedroom one
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The outdoor bath
"Either Cottage would be perfect"
"Either one of the two cottages would be excellant"
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionHurunui
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