Grasmere Lodge, New Zealand
Grasmere Lodge, New Zealand

Activities at Grasmere

Mountain Spa - Extensive brochure of treatments and delights. Relax and enjoy.

Horse trekking - A wonderful way to see the high country on your choice of a dozen good-natured well kept horses that cater for all abilities.

West Coast Day Tripper - A full days driving adventure through Arthur’s Pass to the Punakaiki pancake rocks. A great way to take in some of the spectacular West Coast especially for those on tight time schedule.

Eco-tours, scenic tours and guided hiking - Half and full day walking or driving tours into the surrounding Arthur’s Pass National Park. Environments range from Alpine valleys to virgin forest to limestone rock formations.

Kayaking - Guided trips to beautiful alpine lakes.

Clay bird shooting.

Trout Fishing - Guided fly or spin fishing on nearby lakes and rivers. We also offer fly-fishing lessons on the lodge ponds.

Hunting - Guided hunting for deer and Chamois.

Scenic Flights - See the Southern Alps and glaciers by taking off from our own airstrip or if by helicopter, the front lawn.


Activities at Grasmere

Our prime aim at Grasmere is for you to relax. If we find a guest asleep with a book in the library, we take that as a compliment.

Some people want to escape from city life by expending energy: going fishing, horse riding, hiking or kayaking.

More leisurely activities at Grasmere include resting by the pool, being pampered in the spa, or picnicking under a willow tree by one of our nearby lakes.

Whatever you choose, we’ll endeavour to make any arrangements necessary so that you can relax and enjoy this beautiful spot.

We can arrange fishing guides, hunting guides, clay pigeon shooting, skiing, or four-wheel-drive safaris into the back-country. These activities are all subject to season and weather, and carry additional charges.


Complimentary Activities:
  • Walking and Hiking on trails around the station. Follow either our easy or more challenging trails. All have spectacular scenery and excellent picnic spots.
  • Detailed ‘Self-guided’ nature walk.
  • Lovable golden retrievers for walking companions.
  • Mountain biking. Extensive network of easy and more challenging trails.
  • Outdoor heated pool.
  • Gymnasium
  • Petanque / Boules
  • Croquet
  • Acres of lawn space for ball games such as soccer, rugby or tearing about on.
  • English country garden to explore, or just sit and enjoy.
  • Extensive Library.
  • Chess, board games, computer games and DVD movies. For rainy days.
  • Pool and billiard table. Nearby to the extensive bar.
  • Bird watching. Forest, wetlands and open country.
  • Photography. Leave lots of memory space.

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State Highway 73 · Cass · Canterbury · Private Bag 55009 · Christchurch · New Zealand
Telephone +64 3 318 8407 · Fax +64 3 318 8263 · E-Mail Retreat@Grasmere.co.nz

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