Swimming with options: Abelfields

The sporting passions, health and wellness and event management experience of Penelope and Dan Abel come together at their dream property and boutique function centre, Abelfields, on the outskirts of Kaiapoi.

Situated at a quiet rural spot, just 20 minutes from Christchurch’s CBD, Abelfields provides a function room that is perfect for small to medium-sized meetings, presentations, or team building.

“The sunny function room flows out to a courtyard/BBQ area and back lawn, perfect for outdoor group activities, with or without our help,” says Penelope, who’s career includes TV production, event management and endurance sports coach.

Dan was a New Zealand representative swimmer and is an in-demand internationally recognised swim coach, teaching private one-on-one lessons for adults at

Abelfields indoor heated pool, complete with flume. “I believe learning to swim is something everyone can achieve. We also offer technique development, open water and marathon swimming training.”

Abelfields is a homestay with a difference, offering guests a separate wing of the house that includes a double room with ensuite, a lounge with TV and fire and an upstairs lounge with a kitchenette. With beautiful views of the property, it’s a perfect spot to enjoy some R&R.



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