Lake Hood offers ...
Dining Out: Lake Hood Lake House Restaurant, Bar & Venue offers a full range of dining options, 7 days a week. Can be reached by boat, car
or a short walk.
Walking & Jogging: Take a leisurely stroll along the water's edge, and see boating activities,
bird life, rural scenery and residential development.
Walk or jog around the perimeter - it takes about 35 minutes for a fit
jogger, or 1¼ hrs comfortable walking.
Canoeing: Take one of our kayaks or dinghies for a paddle on the canal network,
or venture out onto the lake.
Swimming: Swim in the canal or other parts of Lake Hood. Beach towels are available
Cycling: Cycle around the lake or along the Ashburton River Track - we have bikes available for use by guests.
Relaxing: Just relax in our canal-side garden and watch the world go by.
Picnicking: Lake Hood's shoreline provides plenty of picturesque picnic spots.
Things to do ... Further Afield
Other Dining Out Options: Ashburton has a wide range of restaurants, cafes and take-away food outlets.
We can make bookings on your behalf.
Golfing: Play golf at one of the Ashburton District's several fine golf courses or have a hit on the short course at Lake Hood.
Sightseeing: Take a drive through attractive and prosperous farmland to the Ashburton
or Rangitata River mouths.
A longer drive could take you on a day trip to the remote but readily
accessible areas of the Canterbury inland back-country including Lord of the Rings film locations.
It is only 10 minutes drive to the town centre of Ashburton, with attractions
including shopping precincts, museums, art galleries, craft centres,
parks and sporting venues.
Skiing: One of New Zealand's top skifields, Mt Hutt, is about an hour away.
Stop off for an apres ski drink in the resort township of Methven on the
way back to Lake Hood.