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Arthur's Pass Wilderness Lodge

At a Glance

    Pros

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

    Cons

  • quite remote if you like shopping

Arthur's Pass Wilderness Lodge 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 Details

  • 20 rooms, 4 suites.
  • Rate includes some meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed June and July.
Updated: 02-26-2014

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