Mount Somers is in a fantastic location to cater for everyone’s idea of leisure. You can relax in our hammock and read a book, or take part in one of the many activities that are on our doorstep.
Mt Somers Village is home to approximately 200 residents. In the Village you will find a General Store, Garage, Tavern, Holiday Park, School and Domain. In less than an hour you can be tramping one of New Zealand’s Great Walks on the Mount Somers Walkway, visiting historical sights and Lord of the Rings locations, skiing on Mt Hutt, mountain biking on the Stour track, jet boating the Rakaia river, fishing in arguably the best salmon fishing river in New Zealand, ballooning or helicoptering over the Canterbury Plains, or relaxing on the beach past Ashburton. There are also 3 stunning golf courses close by – Mayfield, Methven Golf Course and Terrace Downs.
We are always happy to promote things to do in the Mt Somers area and can organise any activity that you would like to do. Here are some activities to keep you occupied during your stay at Stronechrubie. If you see anything you like, let us know and we can make the arrangements for you.
Discover the stunning Mt Somers and Canterbury Highcountry – ecotours, tramping, hiking, bush walking, fishing and Lord of the Rings film locations make this a must-see destination!
The Mt Somers & High Country region is the gateway to an area which is one of the top ecotourism locations in Canterbury. Mountains, lakes, rare and endangered birds, vast landscapes, rainforest, waterfall, mountain streams and braided rivers.
Within a short drive from Mt Somers you will find yourself surrounded by a series of delightful lakes famous for their fishing, unique wildlife, picnic spots and water activities. A little further (extremely scenic) down the road you will find Erewhon Station – a working high country station providing fantastic Clydesdale horse experiences including wagon and saddle rides.