Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass

Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass
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Cora Lynn Rd.
Cass, Canterbury
New Zealand
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Reviewed by Kimberly Lisagor

You won't find "sheep trip" on most wilderness lodge activity menus, but it's the must-take tour at Arthur's Pass. At this working sheep farm on a 6,000-acre nature reserve on New Zealand's South Island, you can start the day by shearing a Merino or bottle feeding an orphan lamb.

In the springtime, the farm shears roughly 1,000 sheep per day, which not only provides high-end wool for auction but also ensures that the ewes will nudge their lambs toward the warm, protective shrubland.

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Birding,Canoeing,Gourmet Dining,Hiking,Photography,Rock Climbing,Shopping,Sightseeing,Wildlife/Nature Programs,Wine Tasting
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Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass is nestled in mountain beech forest, midway between Greymouth and Christchurch. The Lodge was designed by West Coast Wilderness Architect Gary Hopkinson to fit into a natural forest clearing. It was built in 1996 and it features wood, concrete and corrugated iron designed to blend in with the surroundings. Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass remains a working sheep farm and runs a merino wool farming programme.

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