Rata Escape

Passionate guides will help you discover the essence of our beautiful area untouched by the tourist crowds. Stunning, spacious landscapes, mountain backdrops, bush, lakes and tussock hills and only one hour from Christchurch.

$100.00 - $150.00

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Rata Escape, as the letters spell out, offers Rural Adventure Tours and Accommodation.
The accommodation base of Rata Lodge is located in Staveley and this “boutique barnstay” is set in a private bush garden under the grand presence of Mount Somers.

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Rata Escape also offers custom-made day adventures exploring the spectacular Mid Canterbury backcountry. Activities include guided hiking, mountain biking, 4WD exploring, farm tours and creative workshops.

There is the option of fully catered or self-contained stays.


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Physical address

Rata Escape, 71 Flynns Road, Staveley, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9am to 5pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
70km south west Christchurch airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
36km Ashburton
Proximity to town:
26km to Methven

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $100.00 - $150.00
Age restriction:
Other charges:
Barnstay $150 per night for 2 people $30 per night for each additional person
Further pricing information:
max group size - 6 people

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