Stamford House, South Island, New Zealand

Stamford House Location

Stamford is a superior country residence set in the lowland hills of North Canterbury, New Zealand. This property is well situated in the South Island and boasts warm summers and cool winters, enjoy the natural beauty of New Zealand’s landscape and immerse yourself in the beautiful relaxed and welcoming culture!

Christchurch International Airport

Stamford House is located in North Canterbury just 35 minutes from Christchurch and Christchurch International Airport. Stamford House is ideally positioned for schooling and city working.

36 minutes

Direct Flights From Christchurch

International Direct Routes;
Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Seoul, and Nadi.

Domestic Flight Routes;
Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown, Hokitika, Cht, Nelson, Blenheim, Wellington, Palmerston North, Napier, New Plymouth, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga and Auckland

36 minutes
Stamford Estate is close to the Christchurch International Airport

Christchurch City

Christchurch, known for its English heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

44 minutes

Ferry Crossing From South Island to the North Island

Connecting the North Island and South Island together since 1962, the Interislander ferry service is New Zealand’s original Cook Strait ferry. Sailing between Wellington and Picton several times a day, the Interislander journey is considered one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world and one of New Zealand’s most iconic experiences. The journey across the Cook Strait takes 3 to 3.5 hours and there are several sailings daily.

3 hours 58 minutes (Picton)

Education & Schooling

Cathedral Grammar School

The Cathedral Grammar School is an independent, Anglican preparatory day school in Christchurch, New Zealand. The school is situated on a site covering two blocks in mid-Christchurch next to the Avon River and adjacent to Hagley Park, which it uses for its playing fields.

42 minutes

Medbury School

(Private Boys Prep School)

Medbury is one of Australasia’s leading private preparatory schools for the education of boys from Years 1 to 8. Located in Christchurch, Medbury caters for dayboys and boarders.

41 minutes

Christ's College

(Private Boys)

Founded in 1850, Christ’s College is an independent Anglican school for boys from Year 9 to Year 13. College has a culture of excellence in all aspects of education. We support and inspire our students to always aim high and achieve their best.

42 minutes
Stamford Estate is a luxury estate in North Canterbury, near St Andrews College

St Andrew’s College

(Co-ed Private)

St Andrew’s College, also known as STAC, in Christchurch, New Zealand, is a private, co-educational school that enrols from pre-school to secondary Year 13. It was founded in 1917 and it is the only independent, co-educational primary and secondary school in New Zealand’s South Island.

37 minutes

Rangi Ruru Girls' School

(Private Girls)

Rangi Ruru has a reputation as one of New Zealand’s best performing schools. What drives this success is our focus on the person and the opportunities we provide to each girl. What is unique about us, is that success, no matter how small, or in what arena, is measured by the personal achievements of each girl.

41 minutes

St Margaret's College

(Private Girls)

St Margaret’s College is an independent girls’ school in Christchurch, New Zealand founded on Anglican Christian values. It offers the dual academic pathway of NCEA and International Baccalaureate.

40 minutes

University Of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is New Zealand’s second oldest university. It was founded in 1873 as Canterbury College, the first constituent college of the University of New Zealand.

39 minutes

Local Activities

Waireka Polo School

Roddy Wood’s Waireka Polo centre specialises in producing internationally competitive polo ponies.

These quality mounts have found a ready market throughout the world, including Britain, the United States, Germany, Australia, Argentina, and Malaysia. They are the result of a carefully developed training programme by Roddy Wood, who for 11 years was polo manager for Guards Polo Club in Britain, the most prestigious polo club in the world.

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10 minutes

Waikuku Beach

Waikuku beach is popular for most recreational activities, particularly in summer, and a number of families from the region holiday here. Good facilities are available for use. Lifeguards patrol the beach throughout the summer weekends, and during the week days of the school holiday summer break period.

14 minutes


Rangiora is the heart of the Waimakariri and the district’s largest town. It is a 20 minute drive from Christchurch International Airport. Rangiora is close to the northern end of Canterbury’s Inland Scenic Route72 and considered a gateway to the activities of the District. The town’s growing population enjoys the wide range of services, facilities and entertainment on offer as well as the many scenic attractions, shopping and dining options.

17 minutes

Waipara Wineries

Waipara is a small town in North Canterbury, New Zealand, on the banks of the Waipara River. Waipara is famous for it’s beautiful vineyards and it’s many wineries with amazing restaurants and wine tastings to visit.

20 minutes


The Motunau Beach settlement is a great place to retreat and enjoy the quiet seaside ambience. Sea fishing, marine wildlife watching and diving are just some of the great adventures on offer. The beach settlement has expanded over the past 50 years, complementing the many earlier “traditional Kiwi baches” that characterise it.

51 minutes


The relaxed rural town of Amberley is primarily a service centre for local farms and wine growers, but it’s also home to some of the area’s best cafes and craft shops.

12 minutes

Mount Grey

Mt Grey/Maukatere Track
Time: 2–3 hr one way
Track category: Walking track

The track climbs steadily through native bush and small areas of pine forest before opening out on to tussock slopes leading to the trig on the summit of Mt Grey/Maukatere.

25 minutes

Tiromoana Bush Walk

Duration of walk: usually 3 hours return.

Description of walk: It is about 4 km to the coast with a height difference of 280 m, and the walk usually takes 3 hours return. A car park is located adjacent to the Mt Cass Road, with three lookouts along the route providing spectacular views of Tiromoana Bush itself, including wetlands and forests, together with spectacular coastal cliffs, Pegasus Bay and Banks Peninsula in the distance.

31 minutes

Tourist Destinations South Island

Milford Sounds

Deep within Fiordland National Park lies Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction. With its magical combination of mountain peaks, ink-dark waters and superb dramatic forest-clad cliffs, it must be seen to be believed.

6 hours 30 minutes
1 hour (Queenstown Airport)


Queenstown was carved out of the land by glaciers, rivers and lakes, but it has been shaped by innovative adventurers and pioneers from all over the world who made this place home. Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand with many tourist attractions on offer, ranging from adrenaline action to fine dining amongst world-renowned vineyards and iconic restaurants located on Lake Wakitipu.

6 hours 30 minutes
1 hour (Queenstown Airport)

Mt Hutt Ski Resort

Just a short drive from Stamford House you have Mt Hutt Ski Field! Mt Hutt has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort five years running at the World Ski Awards. A true alpine experience, with wide open terrain with leg burning runs, monster snowfalls, and spectacular views. You’ve not skied in New Zealand until you’ve skied Hutt!

2 hours 10 minutes

Hamner Springs

Just a short drive from Stamford and you have Hanmer Springs! The best place to indulge, with a range of pools, including relaxing rock pools, soothing sulphur pools, an array of water jets and bubbles – at a range of temperatures. The best place to act like a kid, with an activity pool, lap pool, lazy river, water slides, garden picnic areas and the Tea Kiosk Cafe & Grill.

1 hours 15 minutes

West Coast

West Coast is untouched natural beauty! You can expect nature to be different on the West Coast– more real, bigger than anticipated, greater than you thought. The world’s most accessible glaciers, a UNESCO Heritage area, natural arches big enough to park a truck in, New Zealand’s West Coast has so much to offer.

3 hours 30 minutes


Kaikoura is a coastal town on the South Island of New Zealand. It’s known for its abundant wildlife and its sperm whale population. The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway winds from the town centre to lookout points at Point Kean. Close by, the rock platforms are home to a colony of New Zealand fur seals.

2 hours

New Zealand Icons

The All Blacks

Voted the best sporting team in the world! The All Blacks are the New Zealand national rugby union team, commonly known as the All Blacks, represents New Zealand in men’s international rugby union, which is considered to be the country’s national sport. The team won the Rugby World Cup in 2011 and 2015, as well as the inaugural tournament in 1987.

America's Cup

Team New Zealand became a household name in their home country following their consecutive wins in the America’s Cup in 1995 and 2000, under the leadership of Sir Peter Blake, when becoming the first team from a country outside the United States to win and successfully defend the America’s Cup. In 2017, skippered by Glenn Ashby, they went on to retake the America’s Cup.

Lord Of The Rings

The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy was filmed entirely in New Zealand. Experience the Lord of the Rings filming locations that starred as Middle‑earth™. … It has since been rebuilt for the filming of The Hobbit Trilogy, and will now remain as a permanent attraction.

Stamford House

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