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Lodging for 3 adults (1 is a couple) on S Island 10-dayer.?

Lodging for 3 adults (1 is a couple) on S Island 10-dayer.?

Nov 23rd, 2005, 06:37 PM
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Lodging for 3 adults (1 is a couple) on S Island 10-dayer.?

My husband and myself are meeting my sister in New Zealand and were looking for off the beaten path accommodations for a 10 day vacation to the South Island. Bnb, homestay, resort, nice hotels, etc.?????Thx
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Nov 27th, 2005, 10:29 PM
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Lodging suggestions based on our South Island visits in 2003 and 2005:
Marlborough Sounds--Punga Cove Resort (Bay of Many Coves) and Tirimoana House (Anakiwa).
Nelson--The Honest Lawyer.
Motueka--Aporo Pondsiders Cottages.
Blenheim/Renwick--Vintners Retreat and St. Leonards Vineyard Cottages.
Christchurch--YMCA.
Lake Tekapo--Tekapo House (homestay).
Queenstown--Mercure Grand St. Moritz (hotel) and Mountvista Boutique Hotel.
If you Google these names, you should be able to find information (some have websites) on each. Very different types of places, but all memorable!
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Nov 27th, 2005, 11:18 PM
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You can do much much better than the Y in Christchurch. Good location and cheap, but really!

I really enjoyed the farmstay/B&B in Karamea known as "Beachfront Farmstay" B&B. It's listed on the bnb.co.nz website. Can't get more off the beaten path than Karamea.
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Nov 29th, 2005, 03:42 PM
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Agree with the previous poster that you can't get more off the beaten path than Karamea. We stayed at the Last Resort, in a two bedroom cottage that would work well for three people.

We've also stayed at both Punga Cove and Bay of Many Coves in the Marlbrough Sounds. We had a bad experience at Punga Cove, but that was in 2003, so perhaps things have improved since then. We absolutely loved Bay of Many Coves, and IMO it's the nicest resort in the sounds - I highly recommend it.

In addition to the B&B site previously suggested, you might take a look at these:

www.holidayhouses.co.nz
www.holidayhomes.co.nz
www.cottagestays.co.nz
www.boutiquestays.co.nz

Have a great trip!
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Nov 30th, 2005, 01:33 PM
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www.wildernesslodge.co.nz/
We stayed at both locations, the one in Arthur's Pass and the one on Lake Moeraki, you might find the web site interesting, as far as accomodations, activities, location for day trips, etc. It was a lovely drive from Christchurch to the Arthurs Pass location and then on to the Moeraki location. Lovely, small, great food, outdoor activities, nice people. I don't know how remote you want, but you also mentioned hotel/etc - these are small, but welcoming.
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