The Star: June 13, 2019


The Star Thursday June 13 2019

Mt Cook Alpine Salmon

Stop at the Mt Cook Alpine Salmon Shop on Lake Pukaki

to experience the taste of Freshwater King Salmon, while

taking in an iconic view of Mt Cook. Raised in the glacial

waters of the Southern Alps, this very special fish has a

clean subtle taste and delicate texture. A ‘must do’ on the

trip south.

Roundhill Ski Field

Roundhill is a fantastic family ski

field with breath-taking views of

Aoraki Mt Cook, the Southern Alps

and Lake Tekapo. There is terrain

for all ages and stages, from a huge

beginner’s area to the big mountain

terrain accessed by the Heritage

Express tow. With a sunny aspect,

easy 8km access road and a fully

licensed café, Roundhill is the perfect

place to enjoy a day on the slopes.

Open 29th June until mid September.

The Cairns

Looking for a welcoming haven from the hustle and

bustle to enjoy with your family or friends, then look no

further than the Mt John Homestead. Perfect for a winter

escape, this historical station homestead surrounded by

mature gardens and trees offers a stunning outlook over

Lake Tekapo and beyond.

Should there only be two of you, the Red Hut is ideal for

romance. This idyllic retreat oozes character and charm,

also set amongst mature trees to cosset you in seclusion

while also framing lovely views over Lake Tekapo.

Big Sky Stargazing

The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve

is unbeatable – and that’s official! Let Big Sky Stargazing

introduce you to its celestial wonders on a flight through

the galaxy within New Zealand’s first 360 digital Dome

Planetarium theatre or, on a clear night, outdoor stargazing

with astro-binoculars and state-of-the-art 14” and 11”

astronomy telescopes to zoom in on our universe.

Mt Dobson

Natural dry powder snow, all day sun and wide open trails

to suit all abilities mean Mt Dobson has it all. Conveniently

located between Fairlie and Lake Tekapo, 2.5 hours from

Christchurch and 3 hours from Queenstown, Mt Dobson

is a perfect winter holiday destination. The Ski Area has

a cosy café, ski and snowboard rental as well as a snow

school with a crew of passionate international instructors.

Everything you need for fun on the slopes!

YHA Lake Tekapo

Stay at New Zealand’s

newest hostel, offering a

fresh take on hostelling with

a range of contemporary

styled rooms, including those

with private ensuite and four

bed multi-share rooms (ideal

for groups), right on the

lakefront. Guests also enjoy

a modern large kitchen and

communal lounge area with

outstanding views of the lake

and mountains, as well 2GB

of free WiFi a day and an

on-site gourmet burger café

and bar, Our Dog Friday. Pay

less and do more with YHA

Lake Tekapo.

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