ur­ban es­cape

Go Travel New Zealand - - Christchurch | Banks | Peninsula -

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!

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