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Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass

Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
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Wilderness Lodge, Arthurs Pass
+64 3 318 9246
Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass is on its own nature reserve & merino sheep farm surrounded by the mountains of Arthur's Pass National Park. Nestled in a forest clearing with sweeping views of the Southern Alps, the lodge is the perfect place to explore the mountains and experience life on a working farm.

Discover wild nature in our spectacular mountain setting and experience life on our 2,400 hectare nature reserve and high country merino sheep station.Walk from your room into a natural paradise of beech forest, tussock clearings, moss-lined streams and lakes.

The highlight of the Lodge is a daily programme of nature discovery activities.

On arrival we give you a copy of our current activities programme, maps and information on our walk network, forest and tussock nature trails.  Forget your car for a couple of days and settle in and explore.

Our naturalist guides will help you learn about high country life and explore nature in this special place the first Maori visitors called "Te Ko Awa a Aniwaniwa - Valley of the Mother of the Rainbows.".

You can also explore further afield in Arthur's Pass National Park, Craigieburn Forest Park and Torlesse Conservation Park. Join a canoe trip in our safe, stable canoes on lovely Lake Pearson or Lake Sarah to look for Crested Grebe, Scaup, Paradise Ducks and other wetland birds.


The Lodge is located on Highway 73, the scenic mountain highway linking Christchurch and the West Coast. 16km east of Arthur's Pass township, then one kilometre up Cora Lynn Rd. The Lodge is approximately 110 minutes (130km) from either the city of Christchurch or the West Coast town of Greymouth. The Tranz Alpine Train arrives in Arthur's Pass from Christchurch at 10.42am each day or 3.57pm from Greymouth on the West Coast. If you are coming via train, please let us know so we can arrange to meet you. The train transfer fee is $29 per person (one way) for the 16km trip to the Lodge. Christchurch International airport is only 125km from the Lodge. With many Christchurch hotels out of operation due to earthquake damage, contact us if you need accommodation relatively close to the airport when you arrive or depart the South Island
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