SiloStay in Banks Peninsula, New Zealand

SiloStay in Banks Peninsula sure has the unique wow factor. Innovative Designers turned eight-grain silos into fabulous eco-friendly and affordable accommodation for up to 3 guests.

They don’t just pay lip service to eco-friendly – there are sustainable heating and water-saving solutions too.

Type of Accommodation: Quirky
Destination: Banks Peninsula | South Island | New Zealand
Price Range: Cabin/Hostel $ | Economy $$ | Mid-range $$$ | Luxury $$$$ | Super Luxe $$$$+

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SiloStay at Little River
Best for: Eco-friendly Quirky Motel, Architecture, Bikes, Near the Rail Trail, Little River, $$

Enjoy quirky without paying for the novelty. The designers of SiloStay in Banks Peninsula have thoughtfully created stylish and unique accommodation at fantastic prices.

These converted grain silos are transformed into stylish stays. With exposed brick walls and soaring ceilings, SiloStay is a truly unique and unforgettable experience.


Silo Interiors

Curved Kitchen
Even the kitchen is curved!

Inside, you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Your room features a comfortable queen bed, an attached bathroom with a shower, and free toiletries.

Everything in your silo molds to the curves with clever industrial design over two stories. A cool steel staircase connects the handy kitchenette, eating area, and toilet downstairs with the bedroom and bathroom upstairs.

Each silo offers specialised eco-heating generated from a central heater silo.

You also have access to a private balcony and outdoor eating area, perfect for enjoying leisurely meals and drinks while taking in the stunning scenery.

At night fall asleep with the stars sparkling through the round skylight above.

SiloStay Bedroom

Guest Review

These silos are a piece of art! Cool industrial décor with attention to detail, like the cool toolbox for kitchen utensils. Luxurious bedding with lovely toiletries and sky portal for stargazing.

Guest Comment

Good to Know at SiloStay

  • Express check-in
  • Free WIFI
  • Housekeeping on request
  • Laptop workspace
  • Accessible silo is available
  • Bike Hire and bike hooks

Book your stay at SiloStay today and experience the magic of the South Island of New Zealand!


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Things to Do in Little River

Bank Peninsula - pic by getspotted pixabay

Enjoy the peace and quiet, take a stroll in the garden, or jump on one of the SiloStay’s bikes. You can ride around the Little River bike trails but the best bit is that you’re close to…

The Christchurch – Little River Rail Trail

This 44km easy cycleway and walkway follows a historic railway line from Hornby in Christchurch to Little River. See the Department of Conservation information and map here.

This fascinating route takes you past two lakes:

Te Roto o Wairewa (Lake Forsyth) and Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere).

Both are destinations for thousands of migratory and native birds. The trail also passes volcanic hills, wetlands, and historic buildings with astounding views of the coast and the Southern Alps.

Top Tips

  • Te Roto o Wairewa (Lake Forsyth) is an easy ride from SiloStay.
  • Don’t miss checking out Nga Haerenga – The New Zealand Cycle Trail website. An awesome list of bike trails throughout New Zealand.

Where to Eat

For local food, you’re a short walk away from The Little River Cafe and Store for coffee, meals, or supplies to cook back at your silo in the kitchenette.

A larger 4 Square supermarket is 27km away by bike or car in Akaroa.

The Little River Hotel Inn is 1.5km away for casual local and seasonal meals.

Fun To Do in Little River

  • The historic Rail Station
  • Little River Art Gallery
  • Birdlings Flat Gemstone and Fossil Museum
  • The Shamarra Alpaca Farm
  • Quite a lot to do in this little place!

Things to Do in Banks Peninsula

Little River lies in the heart of the scenic Banks Peninsula, only 50 minutes from Christchurch.

There’s plenty to do in this beautiful region. An artisan and foodie paradise with art, craft, vineyards, local gourmet specialties, delicious restaurants, and farmers markets.

Top Tip

Don’t miss the charming and historic village of charming French Akaroa – around 90 minutes drive from Christchurch and only 30 minutes from Little River.

The seas of Banks Peninsula are home to the hector dolphin and other amazing marine life.

Get Adventurous

Walk on old volcanic hiking trails and enjoy coastal activities like kayaking, dolphin cruises, and paddle boarding. See Viator’s list of adventurous activities here.


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