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2131 Hakatere Potts Rd, Ashburton Lakes 7771 New Zealand
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Mount Potts Lodge accommodation caters to everyone, whether you travel in campervans or would like to stay in a deluxe en suite studio or shearers cottage or everything in between, we have accommodation suited to you. We are positioned in an impressive location in New Zealand High-Country amid the Hakatere Conservation Park, Ashburton Lakes, Canterbury. Mt Potts Lodge offers a chance to experience an incredible but little known part of New Zealand, surrounded by mountains on all sides, at the base of Mt Potts (2200 metres) and a five minute drive to Mount Sunday made world famous as the setting for Edoras, capital of Rohan in the Lord of the Rings film. We have plenty of activities for everyone, whether it be tramping, mountain biking, fishing, climbing, or just relaxing and taking in the panoramic views with a glass of wine, Mt Potts Lodge has something for you. In our Cafe, Bar and Restaurant our Professional Sous Chef and Patissiere creates an imaginative seasonal menu with an emphasis on locally sourced produce. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served from 8.00 am-20.00 pm. Situated on a 1,200 hectare working farm, there are a choice of animals to feed and pet. Horse riding can be booked in advance. We cater for all events and propose a tailored solution for any occasions function or venue with quality service and facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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2131 Hakatere Potts Rd, Ashburton Lakes 7771 New Zealand
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Phrederic wrote a review Dec 2019
Asker, Norway98 contributions66 helpful votes
Mt Pott is of course one of the many high mountains around Mt Potts lodge. We were there to walk to Mt Sunday where the town Endoras in Lord of The Rings movies was made and filmed. Nothing is left of the scenary they made but the hill and landscape is breathtaking and experiencing the surroundings keeping the films in mind is fascinating. Well worth the day spend on this. We chose to stay at Mt Potts lodge. The accommodation is not luxery but more than comfortable and enough for people who enjoy walking in the mountains. The varity in the bar is limited but you get a cold beer or a nice wine when you need it. The menu in the restauranr is different. Several interesting and different dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the menu is changing every second day. It is all
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Julie B wrote a review Nov 2019
West Melton, New Zealand13 contributions
We popped in for a snack and ended up ordering dinner. Two dishes that hit the spot. We were very inpressed with the skills of the manager/chef. The view was amazing and we really recommend dropping into this lodge.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Mt_Potts2017, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 7 Nov 2019
Thank you for coming up and I hope to see you again. Regards, Lloyd
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Leonie A wrote a review Nov 2019
Nelson, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at Mt Potts Lodge for two nights on a photo shoot. The location is simply amazing! The accommodation was immaculately clean and perfect for what we needed. The hospitality was excellent! Special mention to the food... the chef, Lloyd, was stellar!! Such a treat to come to a rural lodge that isn’t pretentious and somewhat basic to be blown away by the quality of the food. All freshly prepared onsite using local ingredients. This young man has talent!! We will be back :) Dan & Leonie
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Mt_Potts2017, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 3 Nov 2019
Thank you for your kind words, It was a pleasure hosting you guys and hopefully see you again.
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roedkaelk wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions
The most spectacular view we have seen so far, and the host did a fantastic job, making us an unforgettable meal. The kids even tried the rabbit caserole even through they have rabbits at home... They liked it. 😀 Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Mt_Potts2017, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again.
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Pernille B wrote a review Oct 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand11 contributions2 helpful votes
Surrounded by a beautiful scenery and nature is this hidden gem. My daugther s, my husband and I ended a perfect day in Hakatere Park here. Welcomed by the friendly host, who served us a wonderful meal. We all had a wonderful time and will be back for sure. Thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2019
US$72 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAshburton Lakes
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