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alibigy Nov 15th, 2003 04:09 PM

Arthur's Pass
We are traveling to NZ in March with another family- 5 children ;10 and 12 yr olds and one 5 yr old. Has anyone stayed at the Grasmere Lodge or Wilderness Lodge- the latter looks more kid friendly? They both look fabulous.
appreciate any feedback

Melnq8 Nov 15th, 2003 09:20 PM

We've stayed at the Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge - is this the Wilderness Lodge you're refering to?

Marija Nov 18th, 2003 11:54 AM

There are two Wilderness Lodges, one at Lake Moeraki, the other at Arthur's Pass. We really enjoyed the one at Arthur's Pass, more than the one at Lake Moeraki. It's a FANTASTIC place for kids: ship herding, shearing, walks. Don't miss it!

Melnq8 Nov 18th, 2003 11:09 PM

F.Y.I -

The Arthur's Pass Wilderness Lodge and the Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge are owned by the same people.

We loved Lake Moeraki, guess we'll have to check out the other one some time!

Jed Mar 22nd, 2004 06:18 PM

I need some info. We are thinking of driving (automatic medium car, 4 people) from Christchurch to Greymouth via Arthur's Pass next March. I have read a lot of the posts here, and there is a mention that the road from the pass down to Greymouth is steep and twisting.

Is it dangerous or scary? Are there railings or borders, or is there nothing at the edge? When you go down to the west, are you on the inside or outside most of the time? If you could describe the road and driving, I would appreciate it.

Neil_Oz Mar 22nd, 2004 09:08 PM

Jed, we drove in the other direction a couple of years ago and I felt neither endangered nor remotely scared. Somebody closer to the action might like to comment, but I'm sure there was nothing exceptional about the road, which was in good condition and well fenced.

cwkiwi Mar 23rd, 2004 09:29 PM

The road to Greymouth is fine. It has been straightened in several places. We even take our jet boat over it.

stevew Mar 24th, 2004 02:53 PM

Greetings Jed

We drove to Greymouth from Christchurch last April using Arthur's pass. I am from Florida, and this was my second day driving on the left hand side of the road. We had no problems and never ever felt any concerns about the road or road conditions. In fact the only thing I remember is just how fantastic this scenic drive was for us

Have Fun


Jed May 16th, 2004 08:38 AM

For anyone who has stayed at Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass - We are considering staying there one night. It seems very expensive - ~$440./night on the hotel site.

Is there some way to get a lower rate? I am unable to find it. Is it worth one night? ((F))

Jed May 16th, 2004 09:03 AM

Are there other good hotels at Arthur's Pass? How about Chalet Lodge?

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