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Lake Rotoroa Lodge

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Along a quiet country lane that winds its way through the Gowan River valley lies Lake Rotoroa Lodge. It is nestled at the northern tip of New Zealand's spectacular Southern Alps.This isolated and unspoiled location is surrounded by the forests of the Nelson Lakes National Park. Lake Rotoroa is considered the jewel in the crown of the park: its tranquil waters reflect a magnificent vista of snow-capped mountains and lush native bush.From the lodge's idyllic and romantic lakeside location, guests can gaze along the length of Lake Rotoroa to the towering peaks of the Travers Range, and lapping at the foot of the lodge lawn, the waters of the Gowan River may just cause them to become lost in thoughts of some of the world's finest brown trout fishing that can begin just a few short steps away. Enjoy this stunning view from the lodge's open-fired sitting room, dining room or, indeed, from many of our guest rooms.The Nelson Lakes National Park, with its alpine environment, is just one of three National Parks that surround the city of Nelson (1½ hours away). The Abel Tasman National Park is coastal (offering some of the very finest, golden beaches in the world, together with the internationally renowned Abel Tasman Track) and New Zealand's most recently designated National Park, Kahurangi, is one of the world's great wilderness environments. There are times of the year when it really is possible to swim in the ocean in the morning and ski in the mountains in the afternoon!
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Property amenities
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Gowan Valley Road, RD 3, Murchison 7077 New Zealand
Getting there
Nelson Airport45 mi
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We are not sure when it closed, but this accommodation is not open any longer. It's a great location, but the sand flies here are the most intense of any place in the region. Don't visit unless you have insect repellant .
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My husband is a fly-fisherman and has stayed at the lodge for the past three years for approx. 4 nights and I have stayed the past two years for 4 nights. We can't say enough positive things about how much we truly love staying there. The staff (Bill and Jeannie) are the best!
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We had the misfortune to book at this "Lodge " for one night . Cost - Room only basis $630NZD .On arrival mid afternoon, we found a gracious old home situated in a beautiful position overlooking a beautiful lake. A middle aged woman (Housekeeper ) greeted us - no concierge , in
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My husband and I stayed at the lodge for 3 nights. My husband is a fly fisherman and he had 2 days of fantastic fly fishing for trout with a guide. Alistair, the chef, could prepare meals at any Michelin star restaurant in the world. The four course meals were well presented
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We had a flat battery at the Lake car park nearby and frantically searched for help. I found the manager's house and asked if he had jump leads while he was eating dinner with his wife. He stopped what he was doing, found some jump leads and gave me a lift to the car park and
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Response from lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge
Responded 6 Feb 2015
only to pleased to help.
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The lake view - stunning!
View from lounge/bar
Sunset over Lake Rotoroa
Vue splendide de la chambre
"All of the rooms are unique and lovely"
"Avoid. Do not stay here .Read the Review from French travellers - same experience except they got dinner - for $1000 NZD per night"
"Try the New Zealand wines!"
"Request a room facing the Lake, the view is breathtaking. Ask Alister to cook fish for you"
"All rooms are quiet & luxurious."
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionMurchison
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