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An affordable option to stay on your journey to Lake Tekapo. A choice of ski fields within easy driving distance.

Mt Dobson Ski Area

Mt Dobson Ski Area

Ski and ride at Mt Dobson on natural dry powder snow, trails to suit all abilities and a huge learners' area with all day sun and wide open uncrowded runs.

The Mt Dobson season runs from July to October.

Earth & Sky

Earth & Sky

Experience the wonders of the universe with Earth & Sky. Go on one of the famous Night-time Observatory Tours at one of two dedicated locations in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.

Tekapo Springs

Tekapo Springs

Tekapo Springs offers three tiered Hot Pools landscaped in local greywacke rock and surrounded by the regions native alpine plants to create a natural setting. Pool temperatures range from forty degrees Celsius to thirty six degrees Celsius. The pools have benched seating so you can sit back, relax and soak. The Hot Pools are open from 10am - 9pm daily.

Roundhill Ski Field

Roundhill Ski Field

Ski or snowboard in the heart of the South Island of New Zealand. Roundhill is a fantastic family ski field with breathtaking views of Aoraki Mt Cook, the Southern Alps and Lake Tekapo. Roundhill is a place that friends and family meet to enjoy a relaxing day on the slopes.

Other Activities

  • A great base for all the activities the Mackenzie District offers
  • Top quality Fairlie 18-hole golf course
  • Fishing, boating, water skiing – Lake Opuha
  • Sightseeing
  • Farm Bran Café & Scenic View Helicopters – visit website
  • Glacier flights
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Art galleries
  • Lake Tekapo Alpine Spring & Spa – visit website
  • Earth & Sky stargazing tours to Mt John Observatory – visit website
  • Fairlie Heritage Museum
  • Gem Alpaca Stud – visit website
  • Hunting: Southern hunting safaris – visit website
  • Walks and mountain bike tracks/rides
  • Variety of excellent eating houses, restaurants and cafés
  • Only a 25-minute drive from Lake Tekapo
  • Enjoy the tranquillity, peace and quiet of our beautiful country township in Fairlie