Stunning Alpine Views, South Island

New Zealand - Canterbury - Hanmer Springs, 7k,

Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,View over the valley from behind our house
View over the valley from behind our house
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,Our Home
Our Home
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,Views from our garden
Views from our garden
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,View of the Southern Alps from our home
View of the Southern Alps from our home
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,Outside terrace
Outside terrace
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,A Winter Snowfall
A Winter Snowfall
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,A winter wonderland
A winter wonderland
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,Our lounge
Our lounge
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,Family room and dining room
Family room and dining room
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,Kitchen
Kitchen
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,The main bedroom
The main bedroom
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,Main bathroom
Main bathroom
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,Guest bedroom
Guest bedroom
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,Part of the Thermal Pools Complex
Part of the Thermal Pools Complex
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Hanmer Springs, 7k,,Stunning views from our house
Stunning views from our house
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Sabbatical Home Exchange

Homesit Offered

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is preferred

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Open to all dates Australia | New Zealand
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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

MEMBERS SINCE 2012

Welcome to our home and welcome to Hanmer Springs, a very beautiful part of the South Island of New Zealand.

My husband and I love to travel. We are flexible for exchanges and have done more than 20 exchanges now, some with Homelink, but also through other exchange sites. It is a great way to enjoy new experiences and we will care for your home, as we expect you to care for ours.

We live in a comfortable, modern house (210 sq metres), on 12 hectares, 7 kms from Hanmer Springs Village, with magnificent views to the mountains. It is quiet, peaceful and totally private, yet we are only 90 minutes to a major city (Christchurch). We wake to the sounds of melodious birds and to an amazing ever changing landscape. Breath deeply because the air is clear, clean and crisp.

Step into New Zealand's great outdoors for the serious hiker, or enjoy tranquil forest walks around the village. Alternatively, get a rush of adrenaline with a bungy jump, jet boat ride, rafting, mountain bike or a quad bike experience. There is lots to do and some of New Zealand's finest vineyards are only an hour away.

Hanmer Springs is an alpine spa and tourist village, set in a large valley, 385 m above sea level and is surrounded by forests, mountains and New Zealand's spectacular outdoors. Here the summers are usually hot and dry and the winters are cold, with snow around the house 3-4 times a year.

Hanmer Springs is 130 kms north west of Christchurch and is an ideal location to explore the northern part of the South Island

Type

House - single floor/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Access for the disabled
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Rural
  • Mountains

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Welcome to our home and welcome to Hanmer Springs, a very beautiful part of the northern part of the South Island of New Zealand.

Hanmer Springs is an alpine,spa and tourist village, set in a large valley. It is 385 m above sea level and is surrounded by forests, mountains and New Zealand's spectacular great outdoors. Here the summers are hot and dry and the winters are cold, with snow around the house 2-3 times a year.

Hanmer Springs is 130 kms North west of Christchurch. It is an ideal location to explore the northern part of the South Island and to enjoy New Zealand's outdoors, or to relax in its famous natural natural hot pools, or to refresh yourself with a massage or health treatment. Hanmer Springs is also the perfect base for venturing into the spectacular back country. Our diverse and expansive landscape offers a great range of outdoor activities.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • River

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Transport Nearby

  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

There's lots to do.. walk the forest trails and breath the fresh clean air; have a leisurely lunch or dinner at one of the excellent restaurants or cafes. You can enjoy some of the best mountain biking in. New Zealand. There are tracks and challenges for every level. We have some great rivers, with trout fishing right at our back door (in New Zealand it only costs $145 for a season ticket).

If you want some to challenge you, how about trying a bungy jump from the bridge over the Waiau River, or an exciting jet boat ride or rafting trip. What about riding a quad bike across scenic landscapes, or perhaps a game of golf is your thing ?

Try walking, trekking, skiing, mountain biking, horse riding, camping, hunting, mountain climbing or just going for a picnic or visiting some of the excellent wineries in Waipara where some of the best New Zealand Pinot Noir and Riesling is grown.

Take a day trip to Kaikoura and see the famous ecotourism Whale Watch experience and see the seals.

Our favourite restaurants

  • Isobel's at the Heritage Hotel
  • Number 31
  • Pegasus Bay, Waipara

Cafés & bars

  • Powerhouse Cafe
  • Pepper n Salt
  • Pukeko Junction, Amberley

Special places to shop

  • Mohr
  • Wild South
  • Up The Garden Path

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa
  • Hanmer Adventure
  • Greystone and Pegasus Bay wineries, Waipara

Walks or jogging paths

  • St James Cycle Trail
  • Hanmer Springs Mountain Bike Tracks
  • Hanmer Springs Forest walks

Health or fitness clubs

  • Hanmer Springs Spa

Interesting day trips

  • Day trip to Kaikoura - seals, whale watch, seafood
  • Day drive through Molesworth Station - summer only
  • Visit Waipara wine growing region

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

My husband and I love to travel. We are flexible for exchanges. We are open to any suggestions. Simultaneous or non-simultaneous exchanges.

We are interested in exploring more of Australia after five successful exchanges there in the last couple of year and three more scheduled in 2019. We are also keen to do more exchanges in New Zealand, particularly in the South Island, Eastern Bay or Plenty or New Plymouth, but would consider the Pacific or Asia.

You can be assured we would look after your home to our own high standards and would expect you to do the same. We do not have animals so our home is allergy-free.

We are also available to house sit if you prefer.

Our home is non-smoking and we ask you to respect that. A car exchange is preferred.

Our house is available for a non-simultaneous exchange from around 20 December until the end of December 2019.

Conditions

  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is preferred

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
  • Sabbatical Home Exchange
  • Homesit Offered

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