If waking to breathtaking vistas and the early morning birdsong sounds like the perfect way to begin the day, then Charwell Lodge is a "must stay" on your travels to Hamner Springs. Charwell Lodge is a New Zealand owned and operated Boutique Bed and Breakfast, and your hosts Bill and Judy Clarkson welcome you into their home and promise a memorable visit.
You will enjoy the smell of fresh home baked bread and the aroma of bacon cooking in the open plan, farm-styled kitchen - complete with black wood stove. From your private patio breathe in the clean crisp air and delight in the amazing views up the Waiau river . Take a break and have a restful slumber in your room, peaking out to the mountains beyond. Regardless of the season your senses will be treated to a spectacular experience.
A short drive will take you to the famous Alpine Spa Village of Hanmer Springs where you will find a range of activities including the Geothermal Pools and Spas, Restaurants, cafes and a range of shops and services. Any time of the year there is an activity to suit.
Charwell Lodge is perfectly situated in the The Alpine Pacific Triangle - the touring route linking three of Canterbury's most popular recreational destinations; Hanmer Springs, Waipara Valley a popular and developing wine region, and Kaikoura with its whalewatching and dolphin swimming.
For more information on Charwell Lodge or to contact Bill or Judy visit www.charwell.co.nz.
Driving is by far the best way to see this picturesque region! If you are not a local, car hire is available from numerous locations on the South Island, whether you are flying in to Christchurch or Queenstown, catching the InterIslander from Wellington over to Picton or trekking up from down south in Dunedin.