The Aoraki Mount Cook Mackenzie region is situated in the centre of New Zealand’s South Island, and accessed through a number of airport gateways including international airports at Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown, and domestic airports at Timaru, Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo, Pukaki, and Glentanner.
Opawa Homestead is part of this region and is a two-hour drive south of Christchurch and a
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Distances to Opawa Homestead from
Temperature ranges from −7 degrees C° in winter to +43 degrees C° in summer. Rainfall 600mm/annum. Sunshine 2000 hours/annum.
Casual and comfortable, but always bring some form of wind resistant/shower proof jacket and comfortable footwear — especially if venturing into the backcountry. Warm clothing is necessary for the winter months — June to August.
Please be aware that we experience snowfalls often so suitable clothing is necessary.