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Regional and Mountain Information.

About Kaikoura & Hurunui District

Kaikoura, located on a rocky peninsula on the East Coast of New Zealand with impressive mountains dropping to the ocean. The picturesque town is well known for its astounding seafood and marine wildlife.


An hour's drive on the Scenic Triangle from Kaikoura will bring you to Mount Lyford, a fun and friendly family operated ski area for all abilities. It's an uncrowded mountain and a favourite of locals and Christchurch residents alike.


The Hurunui District stretches from jagged coastlines and sandy beaches on the East Coast to inland alpine villages and lush green forests. Just a 45 minute drive from Christchurch, the area is rich in accommodation, activities and eateries.


Situated in a high country basin, Hanmer Springs is an alpine resort offering an array of outdoor adventures or revitalising relaxation. The Hanmer Springs Ski Field is a small club area with a tonne of personality and terrain suitable for all abilities. It's just 35 minutes drive from the Hanmer Springs village.

Mt Lyford Accommodation

Mt Lyford Holiday Homes

Why drive for hours – just stay in the snow. Self contained holiday homes in Mt Lyford village, sleeping 2-16 people.
Unique log chalets and eco-lodges only 2 hrs from Christchurch.
Very affordable prices. Book online 24/7.
Easy access to skifield shuttle-stop from top of village. Ice skating rink in village.

Ph: 03 3156523    Web: LyfordHolidayHomes.co.nz    E: info@lyfordholidayhomes.co.nz