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Russell Greenblatt
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Excellent lodge experience for food, adventure, hiking and relaxation
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 Feb 2024
Great lodge with excellent food, excellent facilities and caring/informative staff. Family of 4 stayed in 2 rooms for 2 nights and enjoyed every minute. Neal (the property manager) gave us a great several hours with his herd of sheep, including shearing one for us. Several enjoyable hikes/activities, including kayaking. We highly recommend the lodge
Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Reviewed 14 February 2024

    Absolut great stay. Beautiful rooms fully equipped. Delicious food. And very friendly, helpful staff. Very personal touch as the owners are on site. Free introduction to Merinos Sheep Farming (must do). It is so interesting, funny and you get so much information. Also the offered walks are extremly exciting. The walks are great. If you are a little bit in shape, you will be faster than the specified time.

    Date of stay: February 2024
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Kia ora Christine,

    We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate that you have taken the time to share a review here.

    Kind wishes,

    Hannah and Michael McSweeney
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    Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

    This is a wonderful place with hospitality, good food and service with a killer view! Two days is not enough. The sheep talk is excellent as were the dogs! We had all kinds of weather but they have a great drying room so all is good. Rooms are clean and comfortable!

    Date of stay: January 2024
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Kia ora Imapepper79

    Thanks for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.

    Kind wishes,

    Hannah and Michael McSweeney
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    Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

    We were blown away by the location, hospitality, facilities, food and everything about the place.
    The owners and staff could not have been more helpful.
    We were treated like special family members. The inclusive meals were superb. The complementary excursion/talks, were again something special.
    Yes, it’s not cheap, but the whole experience was worth every penny.

    Date of stay: January 2024
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Steve C
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    Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Kia ora Steve,

    Thanks for your thoughtful review. We really appreciate it.

    Kind wishes,

    Hannah and Michael McSweeney
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    Reviewed 5 January 2024

    My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much at WL-AP in December. Michael and Hannah's (proprietors) hospitality was wonderful. Neil (farm manager) gave a tour of their working sheep farm; sheering a sheep while sharing his 40+ years of merino wool expertise. Jonathon (on-site guide) led us on two on property hikes sharing his incredible knowledge of the area flora and fauna. Dinners were delightful; rooms very nice and comfortable. Proximity to Arthurs Pass NP makes this a must stay destination.

    Room tip: Enjoy the complimentary outings around the property; sheep farm tour, environmental hikes on property.
    Date of stay: December 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Kia ora BillfH3555SR

    Thanks for sharing and we really appreciate hearing how much you enjoyed your Wilderness Lodge visit. We hope to see you again one day!

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    Hannah and Michael McSweeney
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    Reviewed 24 December 2023

    We spent two nights at the Wilderness Lodge and loved every minute. It is a small, intimate lodge situated in a simply stunning valley. The rooms have stunning views, are nicely decorated and well-equipped. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner -all our meals ranged from great to excellent.

    We took advantage of a couple of hikes, a sheep farm tour and kayaking on Lake Pearson. All the activities were well-organized. Trails are very well-marked and the lodge provides detailed maps to make it even easier to find your way.

    We were particularly fond of the staff at the Lodge. Jonathan, Hannah, Michael and others were incredibly kind, knowledgable and helpful.

    Date of stay: November 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Kia ora SSVermont,

    We're stoked you enjoyed your time with us and that you have gone to the effort of sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community.

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    Hannah and Michael McSweeney
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