This website has been created to provide an information resource for the Castle Hill Basin area.
Castle Hill Basin is located in the Canterbury high country of the South Island, New Zealand at an altitude of 700m between the Torlesse and Craigieburn mountain ranges approximately 90km northwest of Christchurch.
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the latest webcam images and current weather conditions at Castle Hill (webcams updated every 10 minutes, weather station every 30 minutes),
November 2012: Sidle 73 MTB track completed- click here for track details.
6 June 2012: Link to Castle Hill Residents Information Wiki added- click here to open the wiki in a new tab.
3 March 2012: Hogs Back Mountain Bike Track official opening- click here for details.
Aug 2010: Hogs Back Mountain Bike Track officially approved, track information and images added- click here to view.
11 Feb 2008: Thunderstorms dumped torrential rain on the Castle Hill area- 62mm of rain fell within an hour with a maximum rainrate of 174.6 mm/hr. For more details and images of the flood click here here.
3 Nov 2007: Dept of Conservation Kura Tawhiti (Castle Hill) Public Intepretation Day guided tour of the Kura Tawhit Rocks- for more details click here.
11 Mar 2007: Castle Hill Village Easter Art Exhibition to be held Sunday 8 April and Monday 9 April- for more details click here.
3 Mar 2007: NZAC National Bouldering Series 2007 at Spittle Hill- for more information click here.
20 June 2006: Photos of the village after the snowfall on 12th June 2006 added (kindly provided by Alan and and Robyn Ogle). Click here to view.
13 Jun 2006: A second webcam has been added to the website with a view west towards Long Spur, Mt Cloudesley and the Craigieburn Range- click here to view.
15 Dec 2005: Flock Hill Access- for more information click here.