The Greenwood Guide to New Zealand

Mountain Range

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Please note that this guide was last updated a few years ago (2009), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Owners Stuart and Melanie Pinfold; Managers Chris Shaw and Erica Wymore
Heritage Park, Cardrona Valley Rd, Wanaka, Otago

Tel: + 64 (0)3-443-7400
No cell number available
Fax: + 64 (0)3-443-7450

I chatted with Erica and Chris over freshly-ground coffee and Erica’s hot-that-very-morning home-baking. The day was gorgeous and I just soaked up the sun and the company of this young and very engaging couple.....

.... They started out in New Zealand as travellers, working their way around the country and eventually settling down at Mountain Range. It’s a dreamy environment they have here - a large weatherboard and schist stone lodge built on a quiet parkland plot, surrounded by grass, two minutes outside Wanaka. The lodge was designed to make the most of the light and does so admirably. A homely sitting-room lures you in with its large fire, comfy sofas, Sky TV, DVD collection and book exchange. I could not resist this warm heart of the house for a minute, not even to slip outside and into the new Canadian-style hot tub in the garden - more fool me. And finally to sleep, in a spotless, understated bedroom with its supreme bed and vibrant NZ artworks, its spa in the en-suite bathroom (all bathrooms have heated floors) and its views over frosty lawns to distant mountains. Those mountain views - of the Aspiring, Crown and Criffel ranges - pop up on all sides of the lodge, which is terribly handy for those who like their soul-sharpening moments easily accessible. Hiking, fishing, biking, golf and excellent skiing.





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Symbols: No Smoking    Off-street Parking    TV in All Rooms    Full Wheelchair Facilities    Wifi Available    
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Rooms: 7 superkings/twins; 1 with en-suite spa and shower, 6 with en-suite shower.
Prices: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast included. Complimentary afternoon tea and a glass of local wine to enjoy at your leisure.
Directions: From Queenstown via Cardrona: lodge is on R after Café Fe, just before Wanaka. From Wanaka: follow signs to Cardrona, turning up McDougall St, and Heritage Park is next L after Golf Course Rd. Lodge is first drive on L.


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