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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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Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Breakfast available
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Horseback riding
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2131 Hakatere Potts Rd, Ashburton Lakes 7771 New Zealand
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InjuringApollo wrote a review Mar 2013
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I stayed at the lodge through helpx and had do much fun spending time in the lodge and helping out. Very fun staff and welcoming atmosphere. Would definitely recommend visiting if you are looking for a beautiful view and a Lord of the Rings experience. Highly recomended location to visit!
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Date of stay: February 2013
soccerdad_9 wrote a review Sep 2012
Port Orchard WA55 contributions16 helpful votes
If you are looking for an absolutely incredible experience in the heart of the Southern Alps of New Zealand, you have to consider Mt. Potts Lodge! My wife & I, along with my oldest son & his fiancee, stayed in a charming 2-bedroom cabin with an amazing view of the soaring mountains & valley floor. Just a short drive away is the trail head to Mt. Sunday, know to LOTR fans as Edoras/Rohan. The setting is spectacular. From the top of the rise, you can almost see Gandalf streaking across the plain below on Shadofax! A VERY special thanks to Matt for helping make this one of the most memorable stops on a memorable trip to Australia & New Zealand!!!
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Date of stay: July 2012
Garrett K wrote a review Jul 2012
Port Orchard, Washington, United States2 contributions2 helpful votes
Mt Potts Lodge is situated in one of the most beautiful spots on earth. No joke. Scenes from the Lord of the Rings were filmed here but this place is great for both LOTR and those people who just want to feel closer to the beauty of nature. We stayed in the cabin and it was nice and warm on a very cold July day. Easily accessible roads to get here, yet it is totally isolated. Just a great experience overall.
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Date of stay: July 2012
Mara F wrote a review Jul 2012
Tempe, Arizona3 contributions7 helpful votes
Mt Potts Lodge is in by far one of the most beautiful locations I've ever been. The mountains surrounding it are stunning. We had a wonderful stay, and as my boyfriend proposed while we were there, the ranch manager, Matt, brought us champagne to help us celebrate. The cabin we stayed in was clean and had the cutest pot-belly stove that was perfect for the cold weather. We can't wait to go back next time we're in New Zealand!
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Date of stay: July 2012
US$72 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAshburton Lakes
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