1. Villa 114
In Akaroa, this luxury villa blends French country style with local maritime history – Ali Chaffey renovated the place herself, and now it displays a collection of treasures she has accumulated over a lifetime, including leather-stuffed chairs and velvet chaises longues.
It’s also possible to stay closer to nature on Banks Peninsula, with luxury camping experiences such as Akaroa Glamping, located just over an hour from Christchurch by car. Add to the adventure by visiting Rona’s, a new restaurant on Rue Lavaud.
3. Hotel 115
In Christchurch, the boutique Hotel 115, a recent addition to the city centre, offers compact, contemporary rooms. It’s just up the road from the buzzy new dining precinct Little High, hip coffee joint Kadett and iconic café C1 Espresso.
This article was originally published in the January 2019 issue of SilverKris magazine