Blue Skies


Group accom­mo­da­tion and out­door activities ( does not normally cater for individuals, but please enquire).


Our Mis­sion State­ment:

“To pro­vide cost effec­tive accom­mo­da­tion and activ­ity facil­i­ties to the community.”

Blue Skies is located only 20 min­utes north of cen­tral Christchurch and Christchurch air­port. Set in 7ha of park like grounds, it pro­vides a tran­quil work­ing envi­ron­ment and space to enjoy. Blue Skies is a dynamic multiple-​building facil­ity, offer­ing a range of group accom­mo­da­tion for 10 – 200 people in sin­gle rooms, twin sin­gles and bunk rooms. There is also the option to self-​cater or fully cater for your group.

Blue Skies has a dis­tinctly rural feel, with space to train or play, on-​site activ­i­ties and camping.

Busi­ness Con­fer­ences, School Camps, Church Groups, Train­ing Retreats, Sports Teams, Fam­ily Cel­e­bra­tions, Events, Club Gath­er­ings and Pic­nics – we have spa­cious grounds and plenty of rooms for your group to expe­ri­ence, stay, con­nect, camp, play, train, retreat, learn and be active.

Blue Skies is the com­plete solu­tion with an on-​site swim­ming pool, ori­en­teer­ing, chal­lenge activi­ties includ­ing Con­fi­dence and Ini­tia­tive Courses, vol­ley­ball area, dodge ball, fly­ing fox, frisbee golf, camp fire pit, and room to kick, throw or bat a ball. As well as instructed Abseiling, Rock­wall Climb­ing and lead­er­ship pro­grammes– with Out­door Edu­ca­tion New Zealand, it is ideal for your group’s camp, con­fer­ence, retreat, event or sem­i­nar. Blue Skies has easy access to Kaiapoi town-​ship and river walks. We are two min­utes to Kaiapoi town­ship, providing you with local shops, super­mar­kets, aquatic cen­tre and museum. You will find pub­lic trans­port at the gate. On-​site we have easy bus, vehi­cle and van turn­around areas and unlim­ited parking.



Blue Skies is a privately owned conference and events centre that is open to the com­mu­nity for group hire. 
 Originally estab­lished in 1965 by Scouts to pro­vide camp­ing and train­ing facil­i­ties to Scouts and the Community, Blue Skies continues the tradition of providing facilities for outdoor education, camps, seminars, retreats and events.

Set in almost 7ha of flat park-​like grounds, its’ mul­ti­ple facil­i­ties allow for flex­i­bil­ity of use; mul­ti­ple groups, large ​groups, whole-​site hire and vary­ing lev­els of accom­mo­da­tion. Blue Skies can accom­mo­date up to 200 in beds, which vary from sin­gle ser­viced rooms to com­mu­nal bunk style accom­mo­da­tion, as well as hav­ing exten­sive areas for car­a­vans (lim­ited pow­ered sites) and tent­ing. Blue Skies is suit­able for church groups, school camps, train­ing and sem­i­nars, fam­ily reunions, retreats and sports teams.

Contact Blue Skies
12 Williams Street
Kaiapoi 7630
03 327 8007