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Twizel, Canterbury





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Property ID: 5649

Property type and description
Cottage / Cabin - Main residence

Location notes

  • Lake frontage
  • Short drive to a river
  • Located in mountain ranges
  • Short drive to snow fields
  • Short drive to a small village / town

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • Christmas

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
200 KM

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About us

Member ID: 25966

Kia ora - I live on the outskirts of Twizel next to Lake Ruataniwha. A two bedroom - newish house, two big garages, 6000m2 land. Its pretty fab here - can hop over the fence to the Lake, fish, hike, cycle to Lake Ohau and Alps to ocean trail and Wanaka 1.5hrs away , Aoraki 45mins. I am only interested in a house swap over Xmas holidays at the moment ( but lets see how much longer border is shut!). Ideally would like to swap with another single/ couple/ small family(no pets) and ideally in Golden Bay / Motueka or near Nelson to be close to friends and family. I am quite a keen gardener and would expect swappers to water my newly planted native plants/ veggie garden daily and of course this can be reciprocated. keen to chat more ?

Property description and facilities

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 double bed, two singles, two big garages, 2010 build- insulated, next to Lake Ruataniwha ( Just hop over fence), big lawn. Great unlimited wifi + cell cover

Aoraki, Lake Tekapo, Ohau, Wanaka all day trip options plus many more .. biking, fishing, swimming, hiking galore

Keen to talk more but only looking to swap at Xmas holidays and swappers need to water outside plants and lawn( as of course can be reciprocated) and be super fire conscious!!

Ideally looking for house in golden bay / motueka area with good wifi ( I am studying uni papers over summer)

  • Boat Parking
  • Deck / Patio
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Lock-up garage
  • Mains water
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Vegetable garden
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

Really heaps to do around Twizel, a fishing mecca, swimming and kayaking in the lakes and rivers, snow capped mountains all year around, access to some serious back country tramping ..

Facilities close by:

  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kids playground
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • River
  • Shopping
  • Snow skiing
  • Snowfields
  • Windsurfing

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