High Country Chalets & Cuisine - 1 hour from CHC!

Within one hour’s scenic drive from Christchurch International Airport, visitors can immerse themselves in the best that NZ's high country has to offer.

The perfect trip to New Zealand can start immediately, with Stronechrubie High Country Chalets & Cuisine, only one hour from Christchurch International Airport.

Many travellers take weeks to discover the country’s most photographed landscapes and locally sourced, classic New Zealand cuisine.

Stronechrubie is still one of New Zealand’s best-kept secrets – well known amongst Kiwis who celebrate special occasions on the landscaped grounds – from weddings to team retreats.

Nestled in the township of Mt Somers, Stronechrubie on the doorstep of Mt Hutt Ski Area and close to Mt Sunday, which you may recognise as “Edoras” from Lord of the Rings.

Staying in the high country chalets is special, and dining here completes your experience. Slow-cooked lamb shanks are on the menu; locally sourced beef, salmon and venison are also popular choices. Sean, your host and award-winning chef, has designed a menu to showcase the best of what New Zealand has to offer.

Mt Somers is a fantastic destination for so many reasons –from skiing and jet boating close by, to relaxing in the hammock at Stronechrubie and dreaming of tomorrow’s adventures.

In less than an hour from your chalet, you can be on the Mt Somers Walkway, a favourite one to three day walk amongst Kiwis. The accessible Rakaia River is arguably the best salmon fishing river in New Zealand; hot air ballooning and scenic flights into the Southern Alps are also popular with visitors.

When you fly into Christchurch, there are few better ways to begin your New Zealand experience than with Stronechrubie High Country Chalets and Cuisine.

There are so many ways to Experience Mid Canterbury - fantastic places to stay and people to meet.

It’s easy to book accommodation and plan your visit – find Mid Canterbury visitor information here.



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