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“Congratulations on publishing the 2015-16 edition of Organic Explorer. 

The book is a terrific collection of New Zealand eco travel experiences ranging from well-known major operators to hidden gems throughout the country.

It’ll be a great travel companion for anyone exploring New Zealand and wanting to hunt out the best eco experiences on offer. 

I wish you every success with your book”.
Kevin Bowler
Chief Executive, Tourism New Zealand 


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4243 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Canterbury
03 325 1977
SiloStay is an accommodation complex like no other, situated in the heart of the beautiful township of Little River, just 40 minutes from picturesque Akaroa.  Bespoke, innovative and stylish - utilising sustainable products, local resources and talent; nine silos' have been converted into modern and unique serviced apartments.  An experience to remember, rated 4.5 stars by Qualmark. 

The ground floor is equipped with a custom fitted kitchenette for all cooking needs, a relaxed seating area, toilet and external balcony.  The stylish and luxurious second floor bedroom , bathroom and balcony are accessed via a sculptural steel staircase. The  Silo Apartment sleeps two adults, the Accessible Silo Apartment sleeps up to two adults and two children in an open plan layout.

Clever design is evident in all aspects of SiloStay – clientele will appreciate the ability to house their bike or kayak on the specially designed hanging rack. Cycling clientele will appreciate the prime location, adjacent to the Christchurch to Little River Rail Trail.

SiloStay has been designed and built using innovative eco-friendly systems. Wool has been used as the insulation of choice - under floor, in the walls and in the ceiling. A waste bi-product of the production of timber is used to heat the units in winter. Passive cooling in summer means simply open the hatch at the top of silo. 

Even the waste water system is planet friendly - ‘Biolytix’.  The BioPod harnesses the energy in the waste (including the sewage, toilet paper and food waste) to nourish the organisms that break down the waste. Nothing is wasted. 

Stay somewhere unique - enjoy the eco-friendly SiloStay experience, and explore the beauty of the rugged landscape of the Banks Peninsula region. 


Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We employ alternative energy resources: wind/solar/water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We instruct staff in green practices We mention green/eco issues on our website


Satellite television, MP3 stereo/CD/Ipod/USB, Kitchenette facilities, complimentary tea & coffee, electric blankets, hairdryer and free wifi internet.

Total Capacity

Upto 4 (2 adults and 2 children) in the Family Silo


Bigscreen TV Free-view TV Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Satellite TV

Tariff Includes

Night Stay


SiloStay is located prominently on the Christchurch Akaroa State Highway 75 between the Little River Art Gallery, Store & Cafe and an adjacent Diner in the centre of Little River itself. Ideally situated just forty minutes from Christchurch City and International Airport, and only forty minutes to picturesque Akaroa.
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