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Sleeps 8 guests 4 2

Castle Hall

For all-day sun and spectacular mountain and Lake Tekapo views, choose Castle Hall when you stay in Tekapo.  This spacious, light and well-equipped Tekapo holiday house is perfect for families or larger groups all year-round, with an open living, dining and kitchen area opening out to an expansive deck. Whether you’re soaking up the stunning alpine vistas, star-gazing on the deck or relaxing around the fire watching Netflix, Castle Hall is about spending time together.

The accommodation sleeps 8 in two queen rooms and two twins. One queen has an ensuite bathroom, while three share a second large bathroom. Stay cosy in the Lake Tekapo winter with the gas fire, electric blankets and heat pumps. For larger groups, the Red Nest is bookable on the same property depending on availability.

The Aoraki Mackenzie district is renowned for its night sky (the largest Dark Sky Reserve in the world), beautiful scenery and unbeatable climate. Whatever the season, you’ll never be short of things to do in Tekapo, including skiing, walking, horse trekking, hot pools, scenic flights, boating and ice skating.

Castle Hall is located on a quiet street, 3 minutes’ drive from Tekapo’s restaurants, shops, hot springs and observatory. Cowan’s Hill walking and biking tracks start right outside. For those looking to enjoy classic Tekapo activities like skiing, fishing or watersports, the large carport provides storage for skis and outdoor equipment, with a heated drying cupboard for days at Mt Dobson and Roundhill Ski Areas. Tekapo is the perfect base for exploring New Zealand tourist attractions, like Twizel (40 minutes), Ohau Ski Field (1 hour 30 minutes) and Aoraki Mount Cook (1 hour 10 minutes). It’s on the main highway between the cities of Christchurch and Queenstown, both equipped with international airports, and one hour from Timaru, Tekapo’s nearest airport

By prior agreement Castle Hall also welcomes well-behaved dogs, so your whole family can enjoy the break (not fenced). See our FAQ’s for more details.


  1. Queen bed & ensuite
  2. Queen bed
  3. 2 single beds
  4. 2 single beds

Standard nightly rates:

  • from $420 for 1-4 guests, depending on season.
  • plus $50 per extra guest
  • under 2 yrs free in a port-a-cot (available for hire)
  • linen, towels and cleaning included

2 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY – this may increase during peak periods. One night stay requests may be accepted depending on availability, and would incur a surcharge.

Discounts may be also available for extended or repeat stays. Enquire now >>

Accommodation Features

BBQ (gas provided)
Bathrooms x2
Bedrooms x4
Boat parking
Clothes dryer
Coffee plunger
Dining area
Electric blankets
Free parking
Gas fire
Heat pump
Hot water kettle
Linen provided
Living room
Netflix/streamed TVNZ
Outdoor furniture
Pet friendly
Queen bed x2
Single bed x2
Ski gear drying room
Washing machine
Wireless internet (free)

Extra starry location!

Past guests say ...

Amazing airbnb overlooking Lake Tekapo. Very peaceful house, fully equipped. If you’re luck you’ll get to see some bunnies in front of the accommodation! Very responsive and flexible host, I managed to check in much later than the stated time. Would recommend 11/10!⭐️

Meghana – Nov 2023

Great place. Epic views and plenty of space for any family. Spent a few lovely days.

Andrei – Nov 2023

Fantastic house to stay in. Castle Hall is warm, spacious and practical with everything you need to have a great stay. Having the fire going with snow falling outside was a real treat.

Angus – Aug 2022

Huge property, great view (many bunnies around too!) and had everything we needed / could ask for! We had a great stay.

Yen – Nov 2022

House is perfectly located at the back of the area making star gazing as convenient as just outside your front yard (picture is real!). On top of that, house is close to town centre, spacious, decked out with amenities, well-maintained. 

Sian – Sep 2022

We had a truly wonderful stay at Castle Hill. Warm, spacious and modern.  It was super clean and access was simple. They were super welcoming of our dog (note its not fenced). Our whānau loved this place and will probably book it again.

Ross – April 2022

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