Alpine Lodge

Main Rd., St. Arnaud, Tasman, 7072, New Zealand

With the light wood paneling and dormer windows, the lodge feels somewhat European-alpine, but the view out the window is all Kiwi—wetlands, forest, and mountains. Accommodations run from hotel rooms and two-bedroom, self-contained apartments to backpacker dorms that include some private rooms. Although in the center of the village, the lodge is at the national park boundary, a short bushwalk away from Lake Rotoiti. A few two-bedroom apartments are good for families. The lodge bar and bistro restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a menu offering a good range of Kiwi fare—lamb shanks, steak, salmon, and they have a pizza oven.

PROS

  • nice substitute for a backcountry lodge
  • the bushwalks are beautiful

CONS

  • bring repellent for the sand flies
  • book ahead in midsummer

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 03-521–1869

HOTEL DETAILS

28 rooms, 4 apartments, 1 dorm
Rate Includes: No meals

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