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Hurunui River Retreat

560 Hurunui Bluff Road, Hurunui 7385, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Wow! How we wished we booked in for more than one night! What a perfect break away, we couldn't fault a thing! Such great views, hot tub under the stars, stylish but homely interior, peaceful breakfast on the deck... we didn't want to leave. Thank you for the awesome hospitality, and we will be back!

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Thank-you for a lovely stay. Modern and clean accommodation that was super toasty on a cold night. Lovely and spacious with a homely feel and such fantastic hosts. Thank-you also for dinner and a great night with lots of laughs. Thanks again and we certainly hope to be back

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

PERFECT!! This place was just amazing, it easily exceeded my already high expectations. Ali and Steve were the perfect hosts, so friendly and generous. It was the perfect place to spend some quality time together, with the stunning views, bottle of wine and delicious homemade food made it very easy to relax , not to mention an outdoor bath by... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

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 comfort of the cottage. Highly recommend for a great getaway destination... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

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... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

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... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

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... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Stunning location with fantastic fully equipped apartments, attention to detail was second to none! This - all topped off with fabulous hosts. Highly recommend for a secluded getaway!

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Address: 560 Hurunui Bluff Road, Hurunui 7385, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hurunui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
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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. ... more   less 
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