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Flock Hill Lodge

Great Alpine Highway | Craigieburn Valley, Cass, New Zealand
Flock Hill Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't find anything comparable to this anywhere else in the world. Scenes from Narnia were filmed here. We stayed in the backpackers lodge and it was great. Clean, warm and spacious. The lounge with open fire is straight out of a romantic movie. The walks and bike rides are to die for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We happened across Flock Hill Lodge driving out of Arthur's Pass after a day of climbing with no plan of where to stay that night. What a find. John made us feel very welcome and left us in the capable hands of the chef Kobus. He had just cleaned down the kitchen for the night but reopened it and offered... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I had heard so many good reviews about this place and was really looking forward to it. On arrival I must admit I didn't feel very welcomed, there was some confusion about dinner. I had gathered that the restaurant was always open and we had the option to dine there but turns out the chef wasn't there. I was interested... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The lodge is an easy drive from Christchurch airport (about 1.5 hours leisurely drive) through beautiful countryside. We traveled as a family of five and there was ample room in the cottage for all of us. Our room in cottage 4 overlooks the pond and it was very nice to wake up in the morning to a serene and peaceful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We drove all the way from Moeraki Boulders to stay here because it was magical on a previous visit and we wanted to experience it again. John and Wendy were amazing. We spent an evening fly fishing, taking photographs of the wonderful garden, wandering around the farm, feeding the horses, enjoying a cold one or two and chatting to our... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying in one of the two bedroom cabins with vaulted ceilings, a king bed, big bathroom, very large living room and dining and kitchen. The other bedroom was nice sized with two twin beds. The gardens are beautiful, breakfast was very nice complete with eggs and the latte's are wonderful. This is a working farm... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The friendly service at Flock Hill Lodge was unparalleled... Wantia our service manager was extremely accommodating and friendly where nothing was ever an issue and she went out of her way to ensure that all of our needs were met and well beyond our expectations. On our second return stay there, we had fresh milk poured as I walked thru... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed here on our first night of our South Island trip. It was an ideal distance from Christchurch, allowing us to reach it before nigh following our flight. We were welcomed by a wonderful fireplace and given a tour of the lodge. The room/ cabin where we stayed (number 1) was very comfortable and clean. We enjoyed drinks in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Overall we found Flock Hill to be a bit disappointing. We were on our honeymoon in NZ and asked ahead to make sure we had a cabin overlooking the pond. Turns out that while our cabin "faced" the pond, you couldn't actually see it. Also, since we were there in the shoulder season, neither the summer nor the winter activities... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

From the east to the west of South Island via Highway 73, Flock Hill Lodge made the perfect pit stop. A gem in the middle of nowhere indeed. We stayed in a self-contained cottage number 5 which comes with 2 rooms with queen size bed and 1 room with 3 single beds, there is also another single bed in the... More 

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