Tourism & Attractions
Our safari packages include offers for both "Non-touring" guests and "Touring" guests while the other members of the group are away hunting. A "Non-touring" guests refers to someone who is just interested in exploring the local town or the local area. Non-touring guests enjoy their all inclusive stay for $200 per night. A touring guest receives a personal tour guide for the daily rate of $350 which includes transportation costs, gas, guide fee, and all other daily accommodation items such as meals, snacks, beverages, lodging, etc.
Touring In Fairlie
There's plenty to do in Fairlie such as golf, nature walks, museums and local parks along with the quaint Main Street where you will find local shops and boutiques, the nationally renowned bakery, salons, and the grocer and pharmacy. This sweet little street is just a one block walk from our lodge, nestled right in the heart of town. Enjoy a walk down the tree lined Main Street to the Alpaca Shop where you can get up close and personal with these fuzzy animals. Snap photos along the way of the beautiful scenery. Take your time as you walk along and view the mounted art work displayed along Main Street as an outdoor gallery. Fairlie is also home of The Library, the old library building that has been turned into a winery and bistro. There’s nothing better than listening to the local ukulele group play classic hits while sipping on local wine on a Saturday night.
Check out www.fairlienz.com for all the local happenings while you visit.
Fairlie in the Mackenzie Valley
Aoraki/Mount Cook Region
There's also complimentary "drop-off" service for Non-touring guests where you get to be your own tour guide! The amazing Mount Cook region and Lake Tekapo is just a 45 minute drive from Fairlie. From there, guests can do an entire day's worth of activities! Air tours, helicopter tours, horseback riding trails, jet boat rides, glacier tours, hot spring pools and spas, put-put golf, dining and shopping all right there at Lake Tekapo. Buses and shuttles make trips up top of Mount Cook where you see breathtaking views of the Mackenzie Valley and learn about the history of Mount Cook and the Mackenzie district. At a designated time, you will have a private driver pick you back up and return you to the lodge at the end of the day. Costs for any tourism done at Lake Tekapo is at guests responsibility and discretion. To learn more about the sights and adventures in the Aoraki/Mount Cook area and Lake Tekapo please visit www.mackenzienz.com for a full description of activities and tours.
Discover a whole new universe in the Adventure Capitol of the World, Queenstown, NZ. Nestled in the southern territory of the South Island, Queenstown is home to amazing wine country and unlimited possibilities for excitement. There are too many options to go over in a short paragraph but if you can think it, you can do it! Looking for world class dining, shopping, and art? Look no further. Want to go bungee jumping, jet boat touring, and ride the gondola? You’ve got it. Visit www.queenstownnz.co.nz for a full list of activities, events, shopping, dining and entertainment.
Timaru is a coastal community that is a short 45 minutes away from Fairlie. Lots of fun can be had on a full day or a half day adventure in Timaru. New Zealand’s number one ranked beach, Caroline Bay, is in Timaru. There are also shopping districts, public gardens, and sidewalk cafes as well as our favorite destination, the salon! Timaru is a hot spot of our favorite salons offering every service you may desire. Check out all that Timaru has to offer at www.cityoftimaru.co.nz
Another popular day trip is seeing 2 sites in one day. Visiting the Moeraki Boulders and then head to see the Blue Penguins. Both are fun, interesting, short visits where we can pack a cooler of lunch and head out for the afternoon and be home before dinner.
South Pacific Ocean
Views of the South Pacific Ocean on our drive along Highway 1 which runs along the ocean side. We stopped at "Nins Bin" for crayfish the size of lobsters and the most delicious oysters! It's a family owned business since 1977 and just sits off the side of the highway with nothing around it for miles and miles.