Like other mountain regions, crisp mornings and clear blue skies are common, with hot dry days during summer. Winter daytime temperatures are often around 10°C, and summer daytime temperatures typically range from 20° - 30°C.
Particularly in spring, warm nor-westerly winds can be strong. Mountains are snow capped throughout winter, and occasionally snow falls at lower levels, but is usually quickly cleared from main roads. In the depths of winter, after an extended period of frosts, smaller lakes can freeze attracting ice skaters.
Location - just a stone's throw away
Common destinations and approximate times from Lake Coleridge Village:
1 hour to Christchurch International Airport
1 hour to Ashburton
1 hour to inland head of Lake Coleridge (on gravel road)
30 minutes to Methven (nearest town services)
30 minutes to Mt Hutt ski road
1.5 hours to Arthur's Pass Village
Click the map image below for an area map showing accommodation and activities.
Transport & town services
There is no public transport in the Lake Coleridge basin. The nearest public transport is operated from Methven township (Methven Travel).
There are no shops or petrol stations in the Lake Coleridge basin. The nearest town services are in:
Methven and Darfield - full town services - 40 minutes drive from Lake Coleridge Village
Hororata - fuel & daytime cafe - 40 minutes drive from Lake Coleridge Village
Windwhistle - fuel pump only - 20 minutes drive from Lake Coleridge Village