Grasmere Lodge has an indefinable quality that isn't replicated anywhere else in New Zealand. By virtue of its dramatic location near Arthurs Pass, its ever-changing climate and its unashamed emphasis on quality and quiet comfort, Grasmere will always be an unparalleled experience. The prime aim at Grasmere is for you to relax. Leisurely activities at Grasmere include resting by the pool, being pampered in the spa, or a picnic under a willow tree by one of the nearby lakes. At the same time this traditional New Zealand high country station set amid towering 7000 ft peaks, provides a wide range of outdoor activities for those seeking a more adventurous interlude.
Grasmere 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 include
Walking and Hiking on scenic trails around the station.
Detailed ‘Self-guided’ nature walk.
Mountain biking on the network of easy and more challenging trails.
Outdoor heated pool and gym.
Petanque / Boules and croquet.
English country garden to explore, or just sit and enjoy.
Extensive Library, games and DVD movies, for rainy days.
Pool and billiard table and extensive bar.
Bird watching in forest, wetlands and open country.
Spectacular photography opportunities.
Other activities available at Grasmere
Mountain Spa – Extensive range of treatments and delights, relax and enjoy.
Horse trekking - A wonderful way to see the high country on good-natured 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.
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.