Things to do in the area

Sharplin Falls Walking Track

Sharplin Falls is a beautiful waterfall nestled in the foothills of Mt Somers.  It’s a great family friendly walk, suitable for kids and beginner hikers too.  A lovely stroll through the beautiful bush, full of birdlife and ending at the lovely Sharplin Falls waterfall.

Allow 1.5 hours to complete this track (though it will likely be a bit quicker).

sharplin falls

Staveley Skating Rink

Staveley Ice & Curling Rink opened in 1951 and remained one of the few natural ice skating locations in New Zealand until 2023. The effects of climate change and increasingly warm winters led to limited opening of the rink during the last decade. In 2021 the Staveley Hall Society undertook an ambitious $ 1m + project  to develop and deliver the infrastructure works delivering a guaranteed three month opening season per annum.

This year they opened the new and improved Ice Skating rink for the first time and everybody had a great time!

​See their Facebook page for more information regarding this seasons weather conditions and opening hours.
Book online 
staveley ice skating rink

Mt Hutt Bike Park

Mt. Hutt Bike Park boasts a 40km+ trail network, from a family friendly XC loop to epic single track, double-black diamond technical descents and with some nice climbs to link it all together. All tracks are well maintained with berms, bridge features and jumps. But don’t let the jumps put you off; there are easy lines around all the features and jumps catering for all riders. Free to the public riding. 
mt hutt bike park

Mt Hutt Ski Field

Mt Hutt has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort eight years running at the World Ski Awards. A true alpine experience, with wide-open terrain, leg-burning runs, monster snowfalls, and spectacular views. You’ve not skied in New Zealand until you’ve skied Hutt!

Visit the Mt Hutt website for more information 
mount hutt

Lake Camp and Lake Clearwater

Or also known as the Ashburton Lakes, are located in the Hakatere Conservation Area in Mid Canterbury. The area lies between two rivers, the Rakaia River and the Rangitata River and the highlight of the area being the many beautiful high country lakes.

There are plenty of beautiful walks in this area as well as amazing spots to camp. The area is also home to 'Mount Sunday' which was a filming spot for The Lord Of The Rings.

lake clearwater

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast served 9am to 11am

Lunch 11am to 3pm

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