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Accommodation Options

Fairlie has many accommodation options to suit everyone. We are so appreciative of the support we have from many of the accommodation providers. They help to keep this event running and provide some amazing spot-prizes for you on race day. Check out the links below and support the businesses that support us.


In and around Fairlie you will find Air BnB houses, motels and campsites. Make sure you book in quickly before these are all booked out for race weekend.

Not far away, yet still within the Mackenzie District, you can find a range of accommodation options in Tekapo or even Twizel.

Make a weekend of it and stay to explore the area. The Mackenzie District has so much to offer so stay for a couple nights and explore the region. 

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Musterer's Accommodation Fairlie

The Musterer's Accommodation Fairlie is a complex built with you in mind. Add to this the option of your own private fresh water hot tub to relax and enjoy the amazing night sky, and as our guests will tell you, this is a special place to stay.  We have most accommodation options covered, 4 well appointed stand alone self contained units, a converted woolshed perfect for large families or groups,  2 cabins, and camping ground with 4 powered sites, all located within 1.0 km of Fairlie centre. Visit our website for more information and to book direct.


Murray and Jackie are thrilled to be able to support the Fairlie Half Marathon and wish all competitors a successful day.

Aorangi Motels

Erin and family welcome you to Fairlie's centrally located Aorangi Motel. They are so pleased to support the Mackenzie Half Marathon and congratulate the organisers.

Aorangi Motel provides warm, welcoming accommodation, with underfloor heating a major drawcard during winter. The large, well equipped units are bathed in sunshine come summer.

Extensive off-street parking, close proximity to Fairlie's famous food outlets and popular retailers, and offering a 'value for money' stay - all contribute to making Aorangi Motel a popular choice for visitors. Book direct for discounts and deals!


Phone: 03 685 8340



Grand Suites

Lake Tekapo

Mention the Mackenzie Half Marathon for 10% off on race weekend!


Grand Suites Lake Tekapo is 100% New Zealand owned and operated. Stay LOCAL, Stay with us.

Grand Suites Lake Tekapo is a brand new complex opened in September 2022 Grand Suites Lake Tekapo providing luxury accommodation within the Mackenzie Basin.

Only a short drive over the hill to start the race in Fairlie. 


Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo

Overlooking the pristine waters of Lake Tekapo in New Zealand's South Island's Peppers Bluewater Resort. Set amongst the purest natural landscape, you can explore the natural wonders of Mount Cook and the Mackenzie region. Contemporary Hotel Rooms, Suites and Villas provide a tranquil retreat, with many villas boasting private balconies with lake views. Peppers Bluewater Resort is also an excellent choice for your next event, from weddings through to meetings, seminars, business events or retreats.


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The Hermitage

Since the late 1800’s the Hermitage has been an iconic hotel, located in a world class destination.

The perfect base to explore the natural wonders of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, the Hermitage offers various accommodation options, a collection of dining establishments and unique activities whilst providing genuine New Zealand hospitality to guests from all around the globe.

A wee bit further south from Fairlie, but a great location to enjoy exploring before or after the race. Stay for the weekend. 

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Lakes Edge Holiday Park


Just up the hill from Fairlie, stay at the Lakes Edge Holiday Park during Race weekend.


We’re looking forward to seeing you here on the picturesque shores of Lake Tekapo. Our location offers magnificent alpine views and stunning vistas across the unique turquoise glacial lake, all perfectly framed by Tekapo's world-famous, Dark Sky Reserve.

We can offer you the perfect range of accomodation options from cabins to family units, ensuite units to motels right through powered and non powered sites for camping or motorhomes.

All guests have access to our modern facilities, hot showers, lakeside picnic spots and our dedicated park team who are always on hand to help with bookings, directions or advice on how to get the most from your visit.



The Cairns Alpine Resort

Race in Fairlie but stay in Tekapo.

The bluest lake, the darkest night sky, the tallest mountain, and an endless colour palette: Tekapo is a world of beauty and variety. It’s the very best of New Zealand and The Cairns Alpine Resort is your base from which to explore it all.

The Cairns Alpine Resort offers accommodation unlike anything else you’ll find in Tekapo. Your hosts, the Simpson family, have been in Tekapo for three generations and we love to share this place with our guests.

At The Cairns, you’ll stay the local way: whether you’re coming to Tekapo with many or few.


Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel offers a bar and restaurant along with accommodation facilities. There are 17 rooms offering super king beds, queen beds, twin shares and single rooms. There is also a TV room and plenty of parking.

The restaurant opens at 5pm every day and they have a large menu catering for all budgets. Gladstone Hotel caters for private functions, meetings and parties for all occasions.

See you at the Gladstone!


Silverstream Hotel

The Silverstream Hotel Kimbell is the Mackenzie Region’s historic country pub. Come in to experience it yourself – warm up by the fireplace, enjoy a mulled wine, hot buttered spiced rum or craft beer on tap, and taste test their Kimbell Burgers. All enjoyed either inside the pub or in the expansive beer garden. Weekly meal specials, desserts, a kids menu, as well as take-away options are also available.

Established in 1877, the “New Stone Hotel” – as it was referred to in its very first advertisement in the Timaru Herald – “has been fitted up with every Convenience for the accommodation of Travellers, Private Families, Picnic and Wedding Parties. The Scenery in the neighbourhood is extremely beautiful and well worthy of the attention of tourists. Wines, Ales and Spirits of the Choicest Brands.” The same remains true today. The Secure Paddocks for travelling Stock that can still be arranged!

The Silverstream Hotel Kimbell is easily found – follow State Highway 8 ten minutes up from Fairlie or twenty minutes down the road from Tekapo.

For up-to-date opening hours and the latest news, visit their Facebook page or call (03) 685 8370.

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