Vacation rentals in Castle Hill

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Popular amenities for Castle Hill vacation rentals

Stay near Castle Hill's top sights

Cave Stream Scenic Reserve14 locals recommend
Kura Tawhiti / Castle Hill Conservation Area3 locals recommend
Mount Cheeseman Ski Area4 locals recommend
Porters Ski Area20 locals recommend
Craigieburn Trails - Castle Hill3 locals recommend
Porters Ski Field4 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Castle Hill

Total rentals

20 properties

Popular amenities

Kitchen, Wifi, and Pool

Wifi availability

20 properties include access to wifi

Family-friendly rentals

10 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

1.4K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$20 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Castle Hill

All About Castle Hill

With fewer than 150 homes and no public services to speak of, Castle Hill is hardly your typical tourist destination. Yet over the years, word has traveled to urbanites in search of adventure in the wide-open Canterbury high country. Now considered to be the epicenter of New Zealand’s South Island climbing scene, the Castle Hill basin, located between the Torlesse and Craigieburn mountain ranges, is a magnet for rock climbers lured by its signature limestone formations, some 30 million years old. Today, it’s a natural playground for adventure seekers drawn to the area’s four ski fields, while Craigieburn Forest Park and Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park attract visitors for caving, hiking, fishing, and biking a growing number of mountain biking trails.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Castle Hill

Castle Hill experiences a fairly comfortable summer and a cold and windy winter; it remains partly cloudy year-round. Warm weather typically lasts from early December through mid-March, with average daily temperatures in the mid-60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooler season lasts from early June through late August, with daily temperatures averaging in the mid-50s. The coldest days can drop to just above freezing, and wind chill is a huge factor, especially when venturing up into the mountains. Always be sure to check local forecasts before heading out for hikes, as swift changes in temperature can occur at higher altitudes.


Top things to do in Castle Hill

Cave Stream Scenic Reserve

Located on the outer ring of the “castle” of limestone boulders is the Cave Stream Scenic Reserve. Just minutes from the heart of Castle Hill Village, the 1/4-mile-long cave has two separate entrances, each preceded by a short walk. Heralded as one of the most outstanding natural features in the region, the cave ends as a small pool fed by a waterfall. Be sure to avoid during heavy rain, as it is known to flood.

Hogs Back Track

This recently finished hiking, biking, and skiing track connects Castle Hill to nearby Texas Flat on the Cheeseman Ski Field Road, a distance of 4.6 miles. Popular with mountain bikers as well as area hikers, the ridgeline track passes through the basin’s beech forest and passes Waterfall Creek.

Craigieburn Forest Park

Perhaps Castle Hill’s biggest draw is the 173-square-mile Craigieburn Forest Park, located just northwest of town over Mount Enys. Two major ski areas — Broken River and Craigieburn Valley — lie within its boundaries, and outside of ski season, it’s a popular destination for hikers and walkers, mountain biking buffs, and nature enthusiasts of all ages.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do house rentals in Castle Hill have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with wifi in Castle Hill. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Castle Hill have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with free parking in Castle Hill. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Castle Hill have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with a kitchen in Castle Hill. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Castle Hill?

    Castle Hill has more than 10 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Castle Hill?

    Experience the best of Castle Hill with our house rentals, starting at about $80 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Castle Hill?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with free parking, over 10 homes with wifi, over 10 homes with a kitchen, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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