Business South Dec / Jan 2022

| 3 REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT Cairns Alpine Resort Kim Newth Lake Tekapo, in the heart of the Mackenzie Country, is only a three hour drive from Christchurch but feels like another world with its exquisite blue lake and mountain views. Visitors wanting to savour the true high country experience here can do so in style at the Cairns Alpine Resort and Golf Club. “Authentic” is the word that comes to mind when reviewing the resort’s accommodation options. Guests can get away from it all at Mt John Homestead, an original station villa built in the early 1900s that has been lovingly restored. Alongside that is the Red Hut, which used to be single men’s quarters and is now a romantic little retreat, full of rustic charm to page 4 and with an outdoor bath. Lexi’s Lodge is a cosy two-bedroom cottage with loft. Completing the line-up are the Alpine Lodges, commissioned in 2019 and constructed with an aesthetic inspired by the classic musterer’s hut but with all mod cons. New Zealanders discovering this iconic resort, set on five hectares, usually don’t just stay once but return over and over, often bringing friends and family with them. Nothing is too much for the welcoming resort team, who will prepare the salmon caught that day or whip up a cake or scones on request. “We treat our guests as friends and the word ‘can’t’ is not in our vocabulary,” explains Andy Perry, General Manager of Lake Tekapo Enterprises and the Cairns Alpine Resort. For those thinking about their next corporate retreat or special family event, then A unique high country experience “We’re getting a lot of family groups and friend groups coming through who like to stay a few nights and book it out for that special occasion…” this alpine resort with its unique range of accommodation and stunning 9-hole links golf course is an ideal choice. As Andy explains, with so much to explore, Takapō/Tekapo is best savoured over a two or three night stay. As well as being renowned for its dark skies, canal fishing and hot pools, this scenic hotspot boasts many walking and biking tracks with bike hire available, along with horse trekking tours. In winter, the resort is a perfect base for the ski season with a number of skifields (Roundhill, Dobson and Ōhau) within an hour’s drive. 0800 999 333 Christchurch / Timaru Greymouth / Nelson Land Surveying / Resource Management Environmental Science / Structural Engineering Geotechnical Engineering / Civil Engineering Proud to be carboNZero certified PROUD TO BE INVOLVED WITH THE CAIRNS DEVELOPMENT