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Arthur's Pass Wilderness Lodge

  • State Hwy. 73 Map It
  • Arthur's Pass
  • Fodor's Choice


  • On alternate days, you can muster sheep with border collies and help blade-shear sheep the old-fashioned way


  • Quite remote if you like shopping

Updated 02/26/2014

Fodor's Review

Surrounded by spectacular peaks, beech forests, and serene lakes, this sophisticated back-to-nature lodge shares 2,400 hectares (6,000 acres) with its own high-country merino sheep station and nature reserve in a valley called Te Ko Awa a Aniwaniwa (Valley of the Mother of Rainbows). Rooms have balcony views of this incredible area. Full-day guided trips can take you to limestone caves, a tranquil lake, a glacier basin, or to spots where you might glimpse rare alpine plants and kea (native mountain parrot); you'll soon share the owners' passion for preserving this environment. There is a sister lodge at Lake Moeraki on the West Coast.

Hotel Information


130 km (81 mi) west of Christchurch, State Hwy. 73, Arthur's Pass, Canterbury, 7580, New Zealand

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed June and July
  • 20 rooms, 4 suites
  • Rate includes: Some meals

Updated 02/26/2014

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