We found this to be a lovely place. The lodge was modern and well maintained. It fits into the forest very well. The food was delicious. The hosts were very helpful. Greg is quite the naturalist and does twice daily free nature walks. There are numerous hikes in the area (from easy to hard). You can also get to the park via the alpine railway that runs between Christchurch and Greymouth (the lodge will pick you up from the rail station).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy stylish accommodation, fine food, and an exciting and diverse programme of guided nature and sheep farming adventures in the heart of the Southern Alps. The lodge sits on a 4000 acre working sheep farm and nature reserve, surrounded by the peaks of Arthur's Pass National Park. Guests can unwind in comfort or choose more active relaxation. Explore private trails or join an expert guide to hike alpine valleys, search for wildlife, and kayak upon mountain lakes. A highlight for guests are the sheep farm discovery trips every second afternoon. Join a farmer guide to watch sheepdogs working, hand feed lambs and learn about sheep shearing and merino wool. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass Hotel Arthurs Pass