The Insider's Guide to New Zealand - - SOUTH ISLAND -

Camp­bell Park is an his­toric es­tate graced with beau­ti­ful grounds and presided over by a grand Scot­tish ba­ro­nial manor house which the lo­cals have al­ways called “The Cas­tle”. It was once a board­ing school for boys with spe­cial needs which ex­plains the num­ber and na­ture of build­ings, in­clud­ing a vil­lage of some 30 three­bed­room houses that were used by the school’s staff. Seven of these houses have been re­fur­bished and equipped as self-con­tained ac­com­mo­da­tion units. Guests bring their own food or take the op­tion of hav­ing meals pro­vided by the fab­u­lous lo­cal cater­ing com­pany Gum­boots and Pearls.

Tours of the cas­tle’s ground floor and ad­ja­cent build­ings are avail­able to the gen­eral pub­lic at $5 per head. Book­ings es­sen­tial. Camp­bell Park is five kilo­me­tres off State High­way 83 on Spe­cial School Road,

(03) 431 1100, camp­bell­

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