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Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass

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Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass

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The perfect place to relax and unwind and explore wild New Zealand on foot and by kayak.

Enjoy stylish accommodation, gourmet food, fine wine & warm kiwi hospitality at New Zealand's foremost family owned and operated nature lodges.

Arthur's Pass Lodge is on a 6000 acre nature reserve and sheep farm encircled by snow capped peaks and glacier-fed rivers.

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Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass is nestled in mountain beech forest, midway between Greymouth and Christchurch.

Discover wild nature in our spectacular mountain setting and experience life on our 2,400 hectare nature reserve and high country merino sheep station.

Walk from your room into a natural paradise of beech forest, tussock clearings, moss-lined streams and lakes.

The highlight of the Lodge is a daily programme of nature discovery activities.

On arrival we give you a copy of our current activities programme, maps and information on our walk network, forest and tussock nature trails. Forget your car for a couple of days and settle in and explore.

Our naturalist guides will help you learn about high country life and explore nature in this special place the first Maori visitors called "Te Ko Awa a Aniwaniwa - Valley of the Mother of the Rainbows.".

You can also explore further afield in Arthur's Pass National Park, Craigieburn Forest Park and Torlesse Conservation Park. Join a canoe trip in our safe, stable canoes on lovely Lake Pearson or Lake Sarah to look for Crested Grebe, Scaup, Paradise Ducks and other wetland birds.

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Review date:   January 27, 2018 2:50AM
Review:   Beautiful views, great activities, great food. FYI: no cell phone service at the lodge, WiFi is satellite based, slow performance and I found very difficult to sign in or keep connected.
Author:   P Costello
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   December 23, 2016 6:59AM
Review:   What a rip off!!! The wilderness lodge was recommneded to me by a travel agent. Upon checking it out online it appeared by all pictures pretty awesome. So I bit the $589 per person rate and booked two nights as part of my honeymoon. Pros: Beautiful Location Sheep Tour Cons: Kitchen is only open from 7:30AM-9:30AM and then again from 7:30PM-9:30PM...meaning lunch is not included....oh and neither is any alcohol Beyond that- -anything you want to do outside of the "givens" is with a huge charge. The guided tours start at $160 PER person. (Guided tours meaning -a guide walking alongside you a on a well marked trail)....All for a nature walk to see some birds. Thankfully I passed. Bugs in my bed...I took a picture to prove it- my main concern was it was a cockroach and was worried it may be an infestation (thankfully my wife didn't see it)...when I brought it to their attention Instead of apologizing or showing any bit of concern- the Staff tried to brush it off and just said you are in the wilderness. Overall this place was a waste of money and a rip off. I would NOT recommend to anyone unless there is some dire reason you need to be in that exact location. Check around for other hotel options!!!
Author:   Nick Tytka
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   January 10, 2017 7:59PM
Review:   Beautiful lodge, huge rooms, delicious food. Lovely nature walks and options on outdoor activities depending on the weather. We learned about merino wool from the farm next door with an amazing guide that will show you how to sheer sheep and the process on making a business on wool. Would definitely recommend.
Author:   Lili Ricciardi
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Review date:   March 25, 2018 1:17AM
Review:   Great staff and so peacefull
Author:   Grant Anderson
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Review date:   January 1, 2018 12:37AM
Review:   Nice but kinda hollow if that makes sense
Author:   Solomon Goldfarb
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