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Fairlie Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Fairlie Show on map

ExcellentBased on 474 reviews
8.4

Fairlie Holiday Park provides a comfortable setting when in Fairlie.

Pinewood Motels
8.5 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Fairlie Show on map

ExcellentBased on 360 reviews
8.5

Pinewood Motels is located on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides ski lockers, snow sports and a safe.

Musterers High Country Accommodation
9.7 Excellent

1.5 km from city centre, Fairlie Show on map

ExcellentBased on 280 reviews
9.7

Musterers High Country Accommodation is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi and a Jacuzzi. It also provides bicycle rental, laundry facilities and golf equipment rental.

Tips for booking a Fairlie hotel

Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Fairlie:$115/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$48/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$48 - $166
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$137 - $168
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Pinewood Motels
8.5 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Fairlie Show on map

Pinewood Motels is located on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides ski lockers, snow sports and a safe.

Cheapest hotels in Fairlie, Canterbury

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Fairlie Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Fairlie Show on map

Fairlie Holiday Park provides a comfortable setting when in Fairlie.

$80
Avg. per night
Pinewood Motels
8.5 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Fairlie Show on map

Pinewood Motels is located on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides ski lockers, snow sports and a safe.

$124
Avg. per night
Musterers High Country Accommodation
9.7 Excellent

1.5 km from city centre, Fairlie Show on map

Musterers High Country Accommodation is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi and a Jacuzzi. It also provides bicycle rental, laundry facilities and golf equipment rental.

$178
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Fairlie

About Fairlie

Known as the “Gateway to the Mackenzie Country”, Fairlie is a quiet rural area that transforms into a bustling ski town in winter. Fairlie offers easy access to the stunning Lake Tekapo and is home to excellent history museums, historic Maori sites and a picturesque lake ideal for outdoor pursuits.

Things to do

Start your holiday in Fairlie by admiring the memorial to James Mackenzie, the legendary Scottish sheep rustler who once roamed the hills. Learn more about the region’s rich history in the Fairlie Heritage Museum, where you can marvel at the biggest vintage wagon and carriage collection in New Zealand.

Take a carriage ride around Fairlie’s town center, then stop for lunch at the award-winning Lieber Bakehouse to sample its iconic salmon and bacon pie. Want to get up close to some of Fairlie’s cuddly local wildlife? Head to Gem Alpaca Stud to touch and feed alpacas, sheep, and llamas.

If you’re a sports enthusiast, time your visit in Fairlie for between June and September to enjoy its skiing opportunities at Mt Dobson and Roundhill. In summer, head to Lake Opuha for a leisurely day of boating, then sign up for horseback riding, mountain biking or trout fishing excursions.

Interested in seeing historic Maori rock art? Explore the hidden caves at Raincliff Historic Reserve. Take a 30-minute drive to Lake Tekapo to see the famous turquoise lake with a backdrop of snow-peaked mountains by bike, horse or kayak.

Getting around

Fairlie sits 2.5 hours south of Christchurch International Airport and 3.5 hours north of Queenstown Airport, where you can fly in from domestic and international cities. The best way to get around Fairlie is by car, while taxis and buses are also available.

Fairlie travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Fairlie?

    Pinewood Motels, rated with a score of 8.5 from 360 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Fairlie. Other top stays include Aorangi Motel, with an average rating of 8.7 from 425 reviewers, and Musterers High Country Accommodation, with a score of 9.7 from 280 reviewers.