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Cora Lynn Road 16km east of Arthurs Pass Village, Arthur's Pass National Park New Zealand
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 3 in Arthur's Pass National Park
Enjoy stylish accommodation, fine food, and an exciting and diverse programme of guided nature and sheep farming adventures in the heart of the Southern Alps. The lodge sits on a 4000 acre working sheep farm and nature reserve, surrounded by the peaks of Arthur's Pass National Park. Guests can unwind in comfort or choose more active relaxation. Explore private trails or join an expert guide to hike alpine valleys, search for wildlife, and kayak upon mountain lakes. A highlight for guests are the sheep farm discovery trips every second afternoon. Join a farmer guide to watch sheepdogs working, hand feed lambs and learn about sheep shearing and merino wool.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Anwil51 wrote a review Jan 2022
Queenstown, New Zealand495 contributions292 helpful votes
There is much to love about Wilderness Lodge - but mostly it is the amazing team here who take care of you. Michael and Hannah who operate the lodge are just wonderful, as is the talented chef Jamie. Our guide Paddy was so friendly, knowledgeable and lots of fun on our twice daily nature walks. The lodge is well set up with really nice rooms and everything you could want. The location is on a sheep station but surrounded by beautiful beech forest. Daily adventures were either walks from the lodge or a drive to a new and exciting location. Plan for at least three nights!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
Responded 22 Jan 2022
Dear Anwil51, Thanks for sharing your Wilderness Lodge experience. It's great you enjoyed the hosting, food, guided activities and natural setting. We'd love to host you again some time! Ngā mihi nui, Hannah and Michael McSweeney Managers - Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass
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Lynn B wrote a review May 2020
California207 contributions94 helpful votes
This has to be my favorite place we stayed on our two week adventure. It was what I call heaven, from the views out of each room, to the awesome people that own it, delicious meals were served ..... all i can say it is worth a week's stay the walks are beautiful, sheep everywhere.....very very country feel
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Date of stay: March 2020
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
Responded 4 Feb 2021
Thanks very much for sharing your experience lbbabb. It's an honour to hear your time with us was the highlight of your whole trip! Kind wishes and hope to host you again in future, Hannah and Michael McSweeney Managers - Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass
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RandiFayeC wrote a review Mar 2020
Longwood, Florida1024 contributions349 helpful votes
Stayed here as part of my wonderful Back Roads hiking tour. Can't say enough about how much I loved my stay here. The lodge is the right combination of luxury/authenticity - not at all pretentious but true elegant comfort. Our room was comfortable and clean - the best part was the stunning view. Happy to see that hotel wastefulness was minimized. Large refillable shampoo, etc. No automatic towel changes after just one night. Food was delicious - they accommodated my vegetarian husband deliciously and creatively. I am pescatarian - it was easy for me. My only comment was that dinner service was a bit slow, may have been because we were dining as a group. The stargazing talk and sheep shearing demo were both highlights of our trip. We did some of the on property hikes - got a bit lost, felt markings could have been better. At the next lodge (their sister property) we used laminated guides when we hiked - we may have missed them here. Everyone who worked here was professional, pleasant and knowledgeable. The free laundry works well. Internet was not bad but there's so much to do and see you shouldn't need internet for much. Price was embedded in my tour price, this property justified the high tour price in my mind.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Cindy H wrote a review Mar 2020
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Beautiful location with amazing views, great food & informative nature walks. Don't miss out on the guided tours - you'll learn so much! Do as much nearby hiking as you can, the forest is magical & beautiful waterfalls abound. After visiting this lodge, we drove West & South to the other Wilderness Lodge & I highly recommend that you do the same! It was a beautiful drive & the second lodge was just as enjoyable as this one (but both very different from each other). What a wonderful way to see the South Island!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Robert G wrote a review Mar 2020
Bedlington, United Kingdom14 contributions21 helpful votes
Here in New Zealand on a two month holiday, when I arrived at Wilderness Lodge and offered either a coffee or tea with cake and was advised what Wilderness Lodge has to offer for my three nights stay, and wether I wanted my meals by myself or as part of a group and for me as a single traveler that’s great being together at dinner also at breakfast. On entering my room what greeted me was the most wonderful view looking out the the mountains. The room was clean and well presented, no TV but that’s fine as I didn’t come on my holiday to sit in front of a television. First of all I had a very restful stroll around the Rainbow Walk, and then in the early evening we had a guided walk with lots of useful information about the landscape and wildlife. Next morning I was offered the chance to go kayaking something I had never done before after a bit of hesitation I decided to give it a go, with some of the other guests, I was teamed up in a double kayak with my instructor Michael,after we all had our life vests on off we went and I really had a great time, along with the kayaking we went ashore for coffee/Tea with biscuits, it’s the little thoughts that count for me, The Lodge has a small bar with a good selection of wines available, meals in the restaurant were for me of a high standard and well served by the whole team. Hopefully I will return some time in the future to sample the Wilderness Lodge.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
Which popular attractions are close to Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass?
Nearby attractions include Bealey Spur (1.1 km) and Cass-Lagoon Saddle Track (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jack's Hut (14.5 km).
Does Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.