Local Attractions

Skiing

Situated only 20km from the access road to our local skifield, Mt Dobson, and an hours drive to Round Hill  or Fox Peak  skifields, Lambrook cottages offer the chance to easily go for a fun-filled day up the mountain.  Catering for all skill levels, these skifields offer everything from tobogganing to race training.

Fishing

Just 1km from the Opihi River, and 15km from Lake Opuha, Lambrook Farm Cottages offer the perfect location for those enthusiasts looking to catch a few fish.  The Fairlie and Mackenzie areas are surrounded by a number of waterways which offer mainly trout and salmon.

Lake Opuha

Just a 10min drive away, Lake Opuha is a relaxing spot ideal for those hot summer months.  Whether you're into boating, water-skiing, swimming, fishing, or simply chilling out in the sun, you'll be able to easily pass your days and evenings along the shores of Lake Opuha.

Lake Tekapo

Another 'must-see', Lake Tekapo offers something for every season.  Whether you're wanting summer fun, or winter-wonderland, Tekapo has it for you.  Only 30min drive away, you can relax by the lake, go skiing or boarding, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, and take a tour around the Mt John observatory.  Finished in 2008, Lake Tekapo now offers a modern outdoor ice-skating and hotpools complex, Alpine Springs and Spa, a perfect escape for those winter evenings.  Come...and enjoy.

Mt Cook

The highest mountain in New Zealand, Mt Cook (locally known as Aoraki) is a definite 'must-see'.  This majestic mountain is known for its rugged beauty, and is located along the Southern Alps.  Mt Cook offers a number of activities, excellent cuisine, stunning backdrops, and walks that can lead right up to the base of the glaciers surrounding it.  Take a scenic flight up onto Tasman glacier, or for the thrill-seekers, heliski down Mt Cook itself.  Whatever your interests - be prepared to be amazed - and take your camera.  Mt Cook is just a 90min drive away.

Walking

Whether you like a quiet stroll along the side of a river, or want to tramp across mountain ranges, you're looking at the right place.  Fairlie offers a number of walks for either families, or for those a bit more adventurous.  One of the most popular is the Opihi River Track, where you can walk into the Gorge and cool off at the end in a refreshing, natural swimming hole.

Farm Tours

Farm tours are an exciting way to view first-hand the everyday life experienced on farms within the Fairlie region.  Although dependent on availability and season, you might watch the dogs work, ride a motorbike, or cuddle a lamb.  Suitable for young and old alike, see the real Lambrook farm.  Farm tours cost $10 per person with minimum charge of $50.  Bookings essential.

Shearing
lamb & dog
ski lake opuha
Church of Good Shepherd