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Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels

Lake Rotoroa Lodge

  • 3 Gowan Valley Rd., Lake Rotoroa Map It
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Clubby Atmosphere
  • Lake Rotoroa Lodge, Nelson Lakes National Park

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  • Lake Rotoroa Lodge, Nelson Lakes National Park

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  • Lake Rotoroa Lodge, Nelson Lakes National Park

    one of 10 rooms

  • Lake Rotoroa Lodge, Nelson Lakes National Park

    A delicious platter

  • Lake Rotoroa Lodge, Nelson Lakes National Park

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Pros

  • Old, heritage-style building looks across the lake
  • Some of the best brown trout fishing in the world
  • Lovely walking tracks through native bush

Cons

  • A very scenic but 90-minute drive from Nelson
  • Use repellent religiously as the sandflies here are legendary
  • Lunch not included in the rate

Updated 02/18/2014

Fodor's Review

This truly private haven sheltered beneath tall trees beside Lake Rotoroa was built for "gentlemen travelers" in the days when horse and buggy was the local transport, and this was the main track south. Now it lures anglers with a combination of old-fashioned personality and new-fangled luxury, from the brass beds and hunting trophies to the expert fishing guides and outstanding wine list.

Hotel Information

Address:

3 Gowan Valley Rd., Lake Rotoroa, Nelson Lakes National Park, 7077, New Zealand

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Phone:

03-523-9121

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed May–Sept.
  • 10 rooms
  • All-inclusive

Updated 02/18/2014

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