Which is more impressive? The outside views of the magnificent lake and the mountains marching across the skyline – or the interiors with their twinkling chandeliers and original artworks?

Lake Tekapo Lodge likes to do things differently. So you’ll be greeted by a personal welcome – and a canine statue at the door. Inside, you’ll find the hallway is actually an art gallery featuring contemporary local art. You’ll find a dining room with a three metre, black lacquered table. And you’ll find individually themed rooms; the height of style, with features like crystal chandeliers. Not to mention stunning views over the lake.

But Lake Tekapo Lodge also features a unique outdoors, offering a range of different activities. Make the lodge part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to New Zealand and you’ll be able to play golf, ski in season or go star-gazing from the top of Mount John. You could even see the Aurora Australis.

Lake Tekapo Lodge, at a glance

  • Small, exclusive and stylish lodge beside wonderful Lake Tekapo
  • Choice of just three guest rooms overlooking the lake, complete with designer-themed décor and en suite bathrooms
  • Plus one guest room with queen-sized bed and en suite bathroom
  • Maximum of only eight guests ensures you receive personal, undivided attention
  • Dining room serving delicious, locally-focussed food and equally ravishing views of the lake and mountains

For leisure and pleasure

  • Walkway gives direct access to Tekapo Village
  • Tekapo Hot Springs and Spa close by
  • Unrivalled skiing during the snow season
  • Star gazing trips with Earth & Sky to the summit of Mount John
  • Opportunity the see the Aurora Austalis
  • Golf course close to the lodge
  • Lounge with fireplace and extensive library
  • Extensive wine cellar
  • Local and contemporary art on display
  • Although we bothered Lydia on several occasions over small matters, she was always patient and very helpful. The whole organisation from Heathrow and back was seamless and first class. Game watching on this trip surpassed all that we had seen before in the one trip. Our thanks to Ultimate yet again

    Colin & Wendy Crawford October 2013


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  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


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