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Hurunui River Retreat

560 Hurunui Bluff Road, Hurunui 7385 New Zealand
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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harrynheather wrote a review Jan 2013
Christchurch, New Zealand15 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 minute or so drive from there to Hanmer Springs.
This place is special,a place to recharge the batteries!
H and T
Christchurch
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Date of stay: January 2013
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Anntheartist wrote a review Jan 2013
Peterborough, United Kingdom18 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 neighbours land. They were extremely helpful and even took us out with them to a street party on one of the evenings, which was a lovely chance to meet the locals.
The units are spacious and beautifully fitted out. They both have good views and are totally private. We were happy self catering and the facilities were good for that. There is also a laundry, which is handy on a long trip.
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Date of stay: December 2012
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SDLeft wrote a review Jul 2012
Christchurch, New Zealand14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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. It is a pleasant 15 minute walk to the river with a choice of access nearby and more a short drive away. We spent an idyllic afternoon along the Hurunui Gorge which Ali & Steve organised for us. It may feel like an effort, but the starlight bath with frog chorus is absolutely worth it and is the most luxurious of many special touches in a very comfortable, spacious and well equipped apartment. Our winter special included a hearty, tasty soup and the breakfast provisions with homemade muesli & bread set us up each day.
Take in the view from the deck with a glass of wine in your hand, and relax away your cares.
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Date of stay: July 2012
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Ursula S wrote a review Apr 2012
London10 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 have to be experienced to be described and it is the perfect spot to read, write or paint with constantly changing light. Our hosts were a delight leaving provisions and a welcoming note. We made friends with the resident sheep and alpacas but otherwise felt that we had this magical spot to ourselves. We were just sad that we had so few days to spend at Hurunui but I am sure we will be back. Ursula and David Starkie
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Date of stay: February 2012
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Sandii L wrote a tip Jun 2013
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Either Cottage would be perfect"
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harrynheather wrote a tip Jan 2013
Christchurch, New Zealand15 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Either one of the two cottages would be excellant"
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LOCATION
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