Address: 210 Bells Road, West Melton, Christchurch 7671; phone: 03 347 8361.
"Hillcrest" is a homestay hosted by Bob and Louise King. Their spacious property has room for campervans and also includes a guest room.
'Pineglades', Brookside Rd, Rolleston; P.O. Box 1823, Christchurch, 8140. 03 347 8201, 021 042 1523, Grounds: 03 347 8203. pineglades @ gonatural.co.nz Go to Rolleston, 20 km south of Christchurch, bear left into Brookside Rd and look for their signpost about 1 km along.
The grounds cover 8 hectares sheltered by pines and a more recent planting of natives. Facilities include miniten, volleyball and tenniquoit courts, swimming pool and spa - sauna complex; a barbecue and a children's playground. There are plenty of caravan and tent sites, a clubhouse with two kitchens and two ablution blocks.
'The Olde School', Tripp Settlement Rd; P.O. Box 13, Geraldine, 7956. Ph/fax: 03 688 1204, 312 5508. firstname.lastname@example.org On SH 79, look for "Tripp Set." Road, 6 km before Geraldine, then go past Yates Rd and watch for the Tripp School sign, on the left.
'The Olde School' is a small club on 2½ hectares. Being an old country school, there is a fully equipped kitchen, toilets, a shower and laundry block, barbecue, children's play area and miniten court. There are six powered sites and plenty of room to pitch a tent.