The Greenwood Guide to New Zealand

Onuku Bed and Breakfast

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Please note that this guide was last updated a few years ago (2009), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Jenny and Bob Wilkinson
27 Harry Ell Drive, Cashmere, Christchurch, Canterbury

Tel: + 64 (0)3-332-7296
Cell: + 64 (0)27-2451-360
No fax number available

At Onuku I was made to feel instantly at home by Reggie, an energetic, very happy black labrador. By the time I was upstairs sitting comfortably with a glass of wine in my hand on a vast sofa overlooking the night lights of Christchurch I’d realised the cause of his good humour – life at Onuku for himself, for the Wilkinsons, and for their guests is really pretty good.....

.... If I’d had a tail it would have been wagging too. Designed by a celebrated local architect the long and stylish contemporary, open-plan sitting room boasts Persian rugs, native wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, which offer a view out over the city to the Southern Alps and Pegasus Bay. Plans for a roof garden are also under way. Jenny is a keen bridge player and will play with guests, but be warned: she has played for the NZ national team for 12 years. Bob, when he’s not working as a tour guide in NZ and Australia, can take guests golfing, fishing and walking. He is an expert on local flora and fauna. Both love to cook and Jenny has a particular passion for Thai food. I can certainly vouch for her excellent Kiwi cuisine. Onuku is only 15 mins drive from central Christchurch, but is right on the edge of Victoria Park so there’s peace, quiet and walks aplenty from the house.

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Symbols: No Smoking    Off-street Parking    No Credit Cards Accepted    Children Welcome    Meals Can Be Provided    Good Hiking or Walking    Fishing    Owners are Garden Enthusiasts    Township Visits or Cultural Experiences    Gourmet Cuisine Available    Boats or Charters    Canoeing    Bird-watching Enthusiasts    White-water Rafting    
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Rooms: 3: 2 queens en/s with shower; 1 twin en/s with shower and adjoining sitting room.
Prices: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast included. Dinner by arrangement: $30.
Directions: Drive south towards hills & continue up either Dyers Pass or Hackthorne Rds for about 3km until reach crossroads & Takahe (large stone building). Continue up L on Victoria Pk Rd & turn L at Longhurst Terr. Travel along this terrace until Harry Ell Drive (3rd on R).

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