U se SiloStay as your convenient base for a day sojourn to the Pohatu Sanctuary, a delectable meal at one of Akaroa's restaurants, and a leisurely and visually stunning journey back to your toasty silo. Less than an hour from Christchurch city, Little River is the gateway to the world-renowned picturesque Banks Peninsula and offers the perfect urban escape. It's here that you'll find SiloStay, accommodation with a unique point of difference: Converted from humble grain silos to innovative, stylish and envirofriendly pods that are self contained with everything one would need to enjoy a few days and nights of relaxation and rejuvenation. Book two nights in your silo, stay a night, visit the famous penguin sanctuary and allow yourself a moment to ramble around the rest of the peninsula on your way back to SiloStay for a second night in your sumptuous silo, before continuing your South Island escape. Luxuriously comfortable with cutting edge, bespoke design the industrial theme of the downstairs kitchen surrenders to a sumptuous first floor bedroom and ensuite, via a sculptural steel staircase. The bedroom provides a haven of intimacy where you can close off the world outside. It contains a TV/ DVD player, and a multi-functional music headboard utilising a car stereo to play your tunes, charge your devices and provide moody lighting. The upper level includes a balcony but the quirky appeal lies in the ceiling 'hatch' which lifts off to make way for a view to the sky: Lie in bed gazing at the stars or if you catch the weather at the right time you can watch raindrops or snowflakes settle on the glass above. Immediately adjacent to SiloStay is one of NZ’s finest country art galleries promoting NZ art and featuring ever changing monthly exhibitions. The gallery is attached to the Little River café, well known on the Peninsula for its fine coffee, delicious food and the gateway restock pitstop to the peninsula. SiloStay is the launch pad to secluded Peninsula bays, stolen vistas and gourmet Akaroa. Full of nature walks, cycle trails and scenic drives to amazing bays and beaches and home to many native NZ bird species, alpacas, seals and dolphins ... just to name a few. Experience true, award-winning Kiwi ingenuity!