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Little Paradise Lodge

2600 Glenorchy Rd Meiklejohnes Bay, Mount Creighton 9371 New Zealand
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Almost every day we hear from our visitors that this place really deserves its name "little paradise". The house and its surrounding were created by its Swiss owner with great passion for the beauty of nature and life. He used natural materials from the nearby environment to express his inspiration and ideas. If you want to escape the square world, absorb new dimensions in the fairytale garden of little paradise.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Washing machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
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Room features
Electric blanket
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, German


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2600 Glenorchy Rd Meiklejohnes Bay, Mount Creighton 9371 New Zealand
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Christchurch Intl Airport228 miSee all flights
Frankton Airport15 miSee all flights
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ikinp wrote a review Feb 2020
Bethesda, Maryland16 contributions3 helpful votes
When planning our week of driving around the South Island, I read about the road from Queenstown to Glenorchy being one of the most beautiful in New Zealand. (It is a gem!) So when we found this lodge and they had an opening, we were thrilled. As it turned out, we had to change plans because the road to Milford Sound was washed out, and we were able to stay there 2 nights in the little guest house. Bed comfortable, amazing handmade headboard. Coffee provided, and you can use kitchen in house with your own provisions. We weren't fans of Queenstown, but Glenorchy is a fun little town (we drove there several times for dinner and for a nice hike partway up Mt. Judah.) Thomas' work in the house and gardens is so stunning and creative-such an unbelievable amount of work over many years! Flowers, ponds, peacocks, sculptures, stone and wood furniture! Truly a WildDream Garden. The only downside: sandflies. We were bitten on hands and arms when we stayed outside talking to the owner at dusk. He offered repellent, but we did not realize that the bites can itch for 2 weeks. Other than that, a totally lovely experience. Thank you Thomas and Christine.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Stefano M wrote a review Feb 2020
Penang Island, Malaysia229 contributions95 helpful votes
A labour of love. A Swiss gentleman has been working for more than 25 years to create a magnificent "wild" garden full of surprises, surrounding a cosy and varied house built in an organic way. Together with Glenorchy, the best of Lake Wakatipu
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Date of stay: January 2020
Renee Z wrote a review Feb 2019
13 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is mind blowing... everywhere you look is gorgeous. A piece of paradise, a must see for nature lovers, I could have spent my entire holiday here and been happy The work that has gone into this place will delight all of your senses... it is worth the $15 to get in that’s for sure
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mike Martinez wrote a review Feb 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I could have spent much more time in this amazing garden. For me, a garden lover, it was my favorite thing I did on either island. I'm so lucky that we found it today because we are leaving tomorrow to go back home to California.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Brisbanegirl22 wrote a review Feb 2019
Brisbane224 contributions73 helpful votes
Little Paradise is both a guesthouse and a Queenstown visitor attraction. It's on the popular road between Queentown and Glenorchy - a must if you have access to a car. The owner and his wife have created a unique and unusual home and the gardens are magnificent. Entry fee is $15 but we assessed this as a fair price to pay for their immense effort in maintaining these amazing grounds. We did not stay at the Lodge but thoroughly enjoyed an hour visiting the gardens. Take my word - stop and be amazed.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$118 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Little Paradise Guesthouse
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionMount Creighton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Little Paradise Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Little Paradise Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Little Paradise Dream Garden (0.07 miles) and Twenty Five Mile Creek (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Little Paradise Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Little Paradise Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Little Paradise Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Little Paradise Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Mount Creighton.
Are any cleaning services offered at Little Paradise Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Little Paradise Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Little Paradise Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Filipino.
Does Little Paradise Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.