Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass

Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass

Cora Lynn Road 16km east of Arthurs Pass Village, Arthur's Pass National Park New Zealand
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Enjoy stylish accommodation, fine food, and an exciting and diverse programme of guided nature and sheep farming adventures in the heart of the Southern Alps. The lodge sits on a 4000 acre working sheep farm and nature reserve, surrounded by the peaks of Arthur's Pass National Park. Guests can unwind in comfort or choose more active relaxation. Explore private trails or join an expert guide to hike alpine valleys, search for wildlife, and kayak upon mountain lakes. A highlight for guests are the sheep farm discovery trips every second afternoon. Join a farmer guide to watch sheepdogs working, hand feed lambs and learn about sheep shearing and merino wool.
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4.5 of 5 stars
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Cora Lynn Road 16km east of Arthurs Pass Village, Arthur's Pass National Park New Zealand
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Hokitika Airport
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Robert G wrote a review Mar 2020
Bedlington, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Here in New Zealand on a two month holiday, when I arrived at Wilderness Lodge and offered either a coffee or tea with cake and was advised what Wilderness Lodge has to offer for my three nights stay, and wether I wanted my meals by myself or as part of a group and for me as a single traveler that’s great being together at dinner also at breakfast. On entering my room what greeted me was the most wonderful view looking out the the mountains. The room was clean and well presented, no TV but that’s fine as I didn’t come on my holiday to sit in front of a television. First of all I had a very restful stroll around the Rainbow Walk, and then in the early evening we had a guided walk with lots of useful information about the landscape and wildlife.
Next morning I was offered the chance to go kayaking something I had never done before after a bit of hesitation I decided to give it a go, with some of the other guests, I was teamed up in a double kayak with my instructor Michael,after we all had our life vests on off we went and I really had a great time, along with the kayaking we went ashore for coffee/Tea with biscuits, it’s the little thoughts that count for me, The Lodge has a small bar with a good selection of wines available, meals in the restaurant were for me of a high standard and well served by the whole team.
Hopefully I will return some time in the future to sample the Wilderness Lodge.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Elle989 wrote a review Dec 2023
Silverthorne, Colorado
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our good-size room had a wonderful view of mountains. The room was very quiet and very dark at night. The room had a nightstand and light on each side of bed, closet, bench, mini-fridge, coffee and tea makings, desk and chair plus two easy chairs. There was no TV. The bathroom had a toilet, shower, and sink. There is a guest laundry plus a boot/coat drying room which was much appreciated after a day of rain. The excellent breakfast started at 7:30 am. Dinner did not start until 7:30pm. Both meals were included in the price as well as a guided activity. The demonstration of sheep herding and shearing was very interesting.
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Date of stay: November 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
Responded Mar 21, 2024
Kia ora Elle989, Thanks for taking the time to share. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, the food and the guided activities. Kind wishes, Hannah and Michael McSweeney Managers
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Liz B wrote a review Jan 2023
San Francisco, California
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved it here!! Hannah and Michael were the most hospitable, friendly, helpful proprietors we could wish for. The property was stunning. While it’s not inexpensive, it was an excellent value - breakfast and dinner included, tea and snacks, lots of activities, daily housekeeping, laundry machines, etc. I’d highly recommend this property. So many lovely walks and places to explore. We loved learning about the sheep farm and seeing the dogs.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
Responded Mar 27, 2023
Kia ora S2441SMlizb, Thanks for sharing your Wilderness Lodge experience here - we really appreciate it. Kind wishes, Hannah and Michael McSweeney
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Chris H wrote a review Oct 2022
Taupo, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Wilderness Lodge
My experience of three days staying at the Wilderness Lodge in the Arthurs Pass.
I was so very lucky to visit the Wilderness Lodge. My wonderful family planned it all as a birthday treat and we were all there together. It could not have been to a more glorious place. The lodge was surrounded by beautiful forest, rolling fields, flowing rivers as well as being cradled by the Southern Alps. The last day the Alps were covered with fresh snow and it was just magic to see those mountains - so close to us. We were able to go out walking every day to different parts of the farm and countryside with the very friendly and informative guide. On two days we went walking twice.
The lodge itself was beautiful – a fire was going in the lounge area throughout the day which, given the temperature outside, was much appreciated. We had superbe rooms, outstanding food which also catered for a non meat eating guest ( me :) and it was such a cozy, warm and comforting place to stay. I seriously recommend staying at the Wilderness Lodge. It was outstanding. "I would visit again in a heartbeat”
Chris Harkess
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Mar 27, 2023
Kia ora Chris, Thanks so much for sharing your experience. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and being a part of your celebration. We'd love to see you again one day. Kind wishes, Hannah and Michael McSweeney
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Anwil51 wrote a review Jan 2022
Queenstown, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There is much to love about Wilderness Lodge - but mostly it is the amazing team here who take care of you. Michael and Hannah who operate the lodge are just wonderful, as is the talented chef Jamie. Our guide Paddy was so friendly, knowledgeable and lots of fun on our twice daily nature walks. The lodge is well set up with really nice rooms and everything you could want. The location is on a sheep station but surrounded by beautiful beech forest. Daily adventures were either walks from the lodge or a drive to a new and exciting location. Plan for at least three nights!
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Responded Jan 22, 2022
Dear Anwil51, Thanks for sharing your Wilderness Lodge experience. It's great you enjoyed the hosting, food, guided activities and natural setting. We'd love to host you again some time! Ngā mihi nui, Hannah and Michael McSweeney Managers - Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass
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BrentBender wrote a review Mar 2024
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are not sufficient stars or ratings points available to sufficiently describe the attention to detail and customer service that staff and managers of Wilderness Lodge bring to the guests experience. The location of the lodge was chosen for its sunny exposure as well as its exceptional surrounds. Daily guided walks educate guests on the workings of the sheep farm as well as the geography and history of the Waimakariri River valley. We stayed for 3 nights and were surprised daily by the care and concern demonstrated by the staff to make certain we were aware of all amenities, activities and options available to our daily planning for our time in the region. Michael & Hannah manage a stellar team of hospitality service that is beyond compare. I recommend this lodge highly both for its lodging, its menu and chef in the restaurant as well as the daily touches brought to the guests experience while visiting this stunning location.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
Responded Mar 21, 2024
Kia ora Brent, Thanks so much for sharing. Your feedback was appreciated by all the team and hope the rest of your travels are a great success. Hope to see you again one day. Kind wishes, Hannah and Michael McSweeney Managers
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Sue W wrote a review Jan 2023
Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a treasure! If you want to take in the Arthur’s Pass area while enjoying a little luxury, this is the place! The rooms have amazing views of the valley below and the mountains in the distance. The gourmet dinners and cooked to order breakfasts were delicious. We learned about local plants, area history and sheep ranching. All staff were wonderfully helpful, but our favorite was Neil who runs the sheep ranch on the property. His tour and demonstrations were excellent, informative and entertaining, as well. We enjoyed the Wilderness Lodge so much that we immediately booked a stay at the sister lodge at Lake Moeraki.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Do NOT miss the sheep talk and demo! Pose with the ram and feed the baby lamb with a bottle.
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Response from Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
Responded Mar 27, 2023
Kia ora 474SueW, Thanks for your review. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. We work really hard to bring together great hospitality, food and accommodation along with unique nature and farm experiences and it's great to know this is appreciated. Kind wishes, Hannah and Michael McSweeney
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Lynn B wrote a review May 2020
California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This has to be my favorite place we stayed on our two week adventure. It was what I call heaven, from the views out of each room, to the awesome people that own it, delicious meals were served ..... all i can say it is worth a week's stay

the walks are beautiful, sheep everywhere.....very very country feel
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
Responded Feb 4, 2021
Thanks very much for sharing your experience lbbabb. It's an honour to hear your time with us was the highlight of your whole trip! Kind wishes and hope to host you again in future, Hannah and Michael McSweeney Managers - Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass
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Aaron H wrote a review Feb 2023
Minneapolis, Minnesota
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was one of the most memorable experiences during out time in NZ. This place is more than just a place to stay - Michael and Hannah were so friendly and accommodating, going out of their way to welcome guests and get to know you. The rooms are comfortable, with outstanding views. The free laundry is great for those on long adventures. The lodge is very clean and the common spaces and dining room is a great place to meet other travelers. The food was pretty good, especially considering the remote location. There are a wide variety of 'tracks' to walk, catering to a wide range of fitness levels. The sheep experience with Neil is fantastic and a must do if you stay here. While this was one of the more expensive places we stayed, it was, in essence, all-inclusive. You can park your car for a few days and have everything you need at the lodge. We highly recommend staying with Michael and Hannah should your travels take you to the Arthur's Pass area.
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Responded Mar 27, 2023
Kia ora Aaronh330, We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and how you embraced the complete Wilderness Lodge experience. We'd love to host you again one day. Kind wishes, Hannah and Michael McSweeney
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Meg A wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night at the Wilderness Lodge when traveling the South Island on a bike tour. It was a beautiful place with amazing views. Included and extra tours are available daily. We enjoyed visiting the sheep farm and taking a guided morning nature walk. The food and accommodations were excellent!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass2 contributions
Greetings, I believe you have now spoken with one of our team. For others considering a Wilderness Lodge stay, the best contact point is through our website's booking and enquiry forms. You will also find info on pricing and what we offer. Kind wishes and happy travels, Anne Saunders & Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors
Answer from Tawaki
Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass2 contributions
Apologies for the delay in answering... From Christchurch you can either rent a car and drive to Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass (2 hours) or take once-daily train to Arthur's Pass Village. Transfers from the train station to the lodge (16km) are available. If traveling by train, we can transfer you back to the station and you can take the train to Greymouth whereyou can continue your journey by rental car. Both train and rental car have advantages. Both are very scenic. Having your own vehicle does allow you more flexibility to explore the area and to arrive and depart at a time that suits you. Good luck with your travel planning and please contact us if you have further questions.
Answer from Tawaki
Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass2 contributions
Greetings, Twinkemelody is correct. Our guided sheep farm discovery trips which happen every second day are available only to guests staying with us. We would love to host your family if you can fit a Wilderness Lodge stay into your itinerary. Best wishes for your New Zealand travels, The Wilderness Lodge Team
Fabstarky asked a question Dec 2016
Hurworth-on-Tees, United Kingdom3 contributions
Do you have availability for Saturday 15th January for 3 adults? Thank you
Bill F wrote a tip Jan 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the complimentary outings around the property; sheep farm tour, environmental hikes on property. "
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James L wrote a tip Dec 2023
Los Angeles, California205 contributions81 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Spend as much time at the Lodge as you can so that you can enjoy all of the activities available there."
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Katheryn C wrote a tip Mar 2023
Menlo Park14 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have amazing views of the Southern Alps."
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Sue W wrote a tip Jan 2023
Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States63 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do NOT miss the sheep talk and demo! Pose with the ram and feed the baby lamb with a bottle."
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Petrus61 wrote a tip Dec 2022
Nice, France3,597 contributions400 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take the bigger rooms with a fireplace and a balcony."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
What are some of the property amenities at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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