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Pukaki Air Lodge

10 Avro Ave. Pukaki Airport, Twizel 7999 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Twizel
Pukaki Air Lodge is a purpose-built five bedroom lodge, positioned in a unique location on Pukaki Airfield (2km north of Twizel). Opened in October 2018, the lodge offers easy access to the many activities on offer in this lovely part of the South Island. Guests will wake up to uninterrupted views of the Mackenzie Basin, and can indulge in coffee on the veranda outside each room with views to Aoraki Mt Cook in the North. The lodge boasts a beautifully appointed upstairs lounge, where guests can join their hosts, Grant and Mary in a fine wine while watching the sunset over the Ben Ohau Range or Aoraki Mt Cook. The Lodge is built right at the end of the Pukaki Airport Runway, so those who are interested in aviation have a perfect vantage point from which to watch takeoffs and landing of the aircraft that use the airfield by day. By night, clear views of the brilliant stars of the Mackenzie dark sky reserve can be gazed at in absolute peace and tranquility.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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nztraveller wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand41 contributions14 helpful votes
It was such a treat to stay here.  Not a motel, not a hotel, perhaps something in between.  This was a perfect choice for staying somewhere in the region.  The setting at the airfield is great, and it's only a couple of km from the township.  I much preferred it to what was on offer in Twizel itself. The room was clean, quiet, spacious and comfortable.  I fried a couple of eggs every morning for breakfast.  The upstairs lounge was a lovely retreat, and worked well when some friends came to visit.  I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Richard Kensington wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand656 contributions131 helpful votes
We were lucky to have the accommodation to ourselves - never expected to find a large guest lounge with views of the Mackenzie Basin plus and even larger kitchen lounge and outside deck area for residents to use. Absolutely brilliant bed with great linen Easy to use bathroom Rooms have plenty of space with a ranch slider to access outside seating. Having recently stayed at the Hilton in Queenstown this property is MORE superior. It is the quality and the service that makes a place. Well done Mary
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shaun & Kim wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions
We enjoyed a wonderful 2 night stay with Mary and Grant where they recommended and dropped us at restaurants, shared their passion for all things aviation, showed us their plane and were perfect hosts. In addition, the rooms, facilities and setting were first class. We will stay again. This is an ideal venue for anyone with an aviation interest and we are sure that their success will only build as other become aware of how good staying at Pukaki Air Lodge is.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sue W wrote a review Nov 2020
Richmond, New Zealand16 contributions2 helpful votes
Highly recommend this place. Modern spacious rooms right by an air strip. In addition lovely shared kitchen area and superb guest lounge with a view of Mt Cook. A little bit out of town but onwers volunteered to drive us in for groceries or meal. Bikes stored in hanger with a chinese fighter trainer plane
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
W5977ITjackieb wrote a review Oct 2020
Wanaka, New Zealand33 contributions1 helpful vote
Muddy and Mary were very welcoming and made us feel at home immediately. Beautiful, comfortable rooms with incredible views across the runway out to the hills. Was lovely to stay there as a family and be able to prepare our own meals - a welcome change whilst traveling and eating out constantly. Unusual location but in fact turned out to be one of the best places we stayed on A2O trail.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Theresa Murdoch, Owner at Pukaki Air Lodge
Responded 11 Oct 2020
Thank you Jackie for your lovely review. We were delighted to hear you enjoyed our lodge and the stunning views. We hope you can come back and stay to bike the Twizel to Omarama leg of the A20 cycle trail
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US$132 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictTwizel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pukaki Air Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Pukaki Air Lodge?
Nearby attractions include SkyScape (6.8 km), Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop (6.2 km), and High Country Salmon (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pukaki Air Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Pukaki Air Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pukaki Air Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Pukaki Air Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pukaki Air Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Poppies Cafe, Shawty's Cafe, and Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery.
Does Pukaki Air Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pukaki Air Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Pukaki Air Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.