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Lake Coleridge - Enjoy Canterbury's High Country

Stunning Lake Coleridge in South Canterbury's High County is just a one hour drive from Christchurch International Airport. The picturesque settlement of Lake Coleridge Village nestles along the banks of the Rakaia River.

Set in landscapes like those in the "The Lord of the Rings", Lake Coleridge is a wonderful place to explore and photograph, whether it be from one of the many and varied walks, a horse trek, a bike tour, a scenic drive or a 4WD safari.

Relax and experience the peace and tranquillity on the golf course or the tennis courts. Take time out and enjoy a farm tour up on a spectacular high country station or try your luck at hunting and fishing. Alternatively, visit Lake Coleridge during the winter and ward off the winter blues as you ski to your hearts content in any one of the areas several ski fields.

Although flat terrain is limited in the high country, there are incredible walk and tramps suitable for all levels of fitness and all ages. Choose your own distance, set your own pace and explore the unique features of this alpine region. Horse riding, from beginners to the experienced, allows riders to soak up the ambience of Lake Coleridge. Experience the great outdoors and take to one of the mountain bike tracks or head off road cycling. High country 4WD tours, whether guided or self-drive are very popular for New Zealanders and tourists alike as a way to get off the beaten track and see rural New Zealand.

Hunting and fishing are traditional kiwi pursuits and the Rakaia and Coleridge Valley is home to some of the finest hunting you could wish for. Trout and salmon are plentiful in the lakes, rivers and streams of the Lake Coleridge area. If you wish, for all these activities you will find local, enthusiastic and organised guides. The lakes and rivers offer spectacular mountain and river views, whether viewed from the thrilling jet boat or small motor boat. The lakes are very popular when the northwesterlies are blowing with windsurfers.

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