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Chalet in Castle Hill
Adventure Whare - gorgeous new A-frame
A brand new gorgeous A-frame home located in a stunning alpine environment. A beautiful spot to relax & enjoy the surroundings or as a launching pad to the many adventures close by. The property has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms & an indoor fire. Castle Hill is a charming alpine village set in the heart of the South Island. Only an hour away from Christchurch with plenty of activities to do nearby including snow skiing, mountain biking, climbing, & hiking! Please see note below about cleaning.
ﺩ.ﺇ844 per night
Cottage in Castle Hill
Boasting the best views in the Village
Take some time out & enjoy a stay at this stunning recent build located in an outdoors paradise. Simple but practical you will find everything you need when returning from an adventure-filled day. 5 ski-fields providing a variety of terrain are all within a 1/2 hour drive. World class bouldering is only 5 minutes away at Castle Hill scenic reserve, or if you are wanting something a little more mellow then a walk around these same boulders will have you in awe. Please see note about cleaning.
ﺩ.ﺇ489 per night
Chalet in Castle Hill
Modern Rustic Chalet: Mountains, Explore, Relax.
Modern-rustic chalet, nestled in the magical mountain village of Castle Hill. Only 1 hour, 10 minutes from Christchurch. This is the perfect place to get close to nature and unwind. The chalet is warm and "hugge", with comfortable furniture and plenty of space for 2 families to spread out. Our home is available to travellers from near and far. Enjoy endless outdoor fun...skiing, hiking, rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, rivers, native forest and tennis. OR just relax and breathe deeply.
ﺩ.ﺇ544 per night

Stay near Castle Hill's top sights

Photo of Cave Stream Scenic Reserve
Cave Stream Scenic Reserve14 locals recommend
Photo of Kura Tawhiti / Castle Hill Conservation Area
Kura Tawhiti / Castle Hill Conservation Area3 locals recommend
Photo of Mount Cheeseman Ski Area
Mount Cheeseman Ski Area4 locals recommend
Photo of Porters Ski Field
Porters Ski Field4 locals recommend
Photo of Craigieburn Trails - Castle Hill
Craigieburn Trails - Castle Hill3 locals recommend
Photo of Porters Ski Area
Porters Ski Area20 locals recommend

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Home in Castle Hill
Castle Hill Retreat includes linen, towels & clean
ﺩ.ﺇ798 per night
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ﺩ.ﺇ955 per night
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ﺩ.ﺇ684 per night
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ﺩ.ﺇ666 per night
Private room in Castle Hill
Forest Lodge Double Room in the Mountains
ﺩ.ﺇ222 per night
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Peaceful Castle Hill Home
ﺩ.ﺇ422 per night
Hut in Sheffield
The Musterer & Me - Historic Hilltop Hideaway
ﺩ.ﺇ545 per night
Cabin in Arthur's Pass National Park
Pete's Place, Arthur's Pass
ﺩ.ﺇ366 per night
Private room in Glentunnel
Cairngorm Farm Stay
ﺩ.ﺇ168 per night
Condo in Arthur's Pass
The Nook
ﺩ.ﺇ366 per night
Cottage in Coalgate
Coalgate Cottage...
ﺩ.ﺇ282 per night
Chalet in Windwhistle
Washpen Falls
ﺩ.ﺇ611 per night

Your guide to Castle Hill

All About Castle Hill

With fewer than 150 homes and no public services to speak of, Castle Hill is hardly your typical tourist destination. Yet over the years, word has traveled to urbanites in search of adventure in the wide-open Canterbury high country. Now considered to be the epicenter of New Zealand’s South Island climbing scene, the Castle Hill basin, located between the Torlesse and Craigieburn mountain ranges, is a magnet for rock climbers lured by its signature limestone formations, some 30 million years old. Today, it’s a natural playground for adventure seekers drawn to the area’s four ski fields, while Craigieburn Forest Park and Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park attract visitors for caving, hiking, fishing, and biking a growing number of mountain biking trails.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Castle Hill?

Castle Hill experiences a fairly comfortable summer and a cold and windy winter; it remains partly cloudy year-round. Warm weather typically lasts from early December through mid-March, with average daily temperatures in the mid-60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooler season lasts from early June through late August, with daily temperatures averaging in the mid-50s. The coldest days can drop to just above freezing, and wind chill is a huge factor, especially when venturing up into the mountains. Always be sure to check local forecasts before heading out for hikes, as swift changes in temperature can occur at higher altitudes.

What are the top things to do in Castle Hill?

Cave Stream Scenic Reserve

Located on the outer ring of the “castle” of limestone boulders is the Cave Stream Scenic Reserve. Just minutes from the heart of Castle Hill Village, the 1/4-mile-long cave has two separate entrances, each preceded by a short walk. Heralded as one of the most outstanding natural features in the region, the cave ends as a small pool fed by a waterfall. Be sure to avoid during heavy rain, as it is known to flood.

Hogs Back Track

This recently finished hiking, biking, and skiing track connects Castle Hill to nearby Texas Flat on the Cheeseman Ski Field Road, a distance of 4.6 miles. Popular with mountain bikers as well as area hikers, the ridgeline track passes through the basin’s beech forest and passes Waterfall Creek.

Craigieburn Forest Park

Perhaps Castle Hill’s biggest draw is the 173-square-mile Craigieburn Forest Park, located just northwest of town over Mount Enys. Two major ski areas — Broken River and Craigieburn Valley — lie within its boundaries, and outside of ski season, it’s a popular destination for hikers and walkers, mountain biking buffs, and nature enthusiasts of all ages.

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