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The Arthur's Pass area has many types of accommodation available, from campsites and backpackers, to luxury lodgings. Listed below are most of the accommodation providers in and outside of the Arthur's Pass village area. The busy season is normally from December to April, so book ahead.

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(Actively managed from within Village)


Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel, conveniently situated in the Village, offers budget priced accommodation, complete with your own bathroom and kitchen. Our warm cosy cabins (some with fires) sleep 2-5 people.

  • Free unlimited high speed WiFi
  • Satellite TV (FreeView)
  • Guest laundry
  • Free Off Street Parking

Owners: Peter and Fiona Neale
Ph: (03) 318 9233
Rates: Please visit or phone them for current rates.
Located 400 metres towards Christchurch from the Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre.
Alpine Motels
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Arthur's Pass Motel & Lodge is located in the heart of Arthur's Pass Village. The cosy motel units are both studio style with queen size beds. The stylish lodge (interiors pictured) offers 4 ensuite bathroom rooms, 3 with king size beds, and 1 with twin beds. An apartment with mountain views is also available in the lodge. The lodge itself features central heating, keeping all rooms warm and cosy. Guests can also take advantage of common spaces including a well appointed shared kitchen and dining area. Free WiFi and off-street parking is provided. Additionally, the onsite Avoca By Design gift shop offers a range of quality goods- and friendly local advice to ensure a special Arthurs Pass experience.

Please note: infants, toddlers and children cannot be accommodated at this property.

Manager: Tash
Address: 108 West Coast Road, Arthur's Pass
Phone: 03 318 9099
Information / Booking:
Located 250 metres towards Greymouth from the Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre.
Arthur's Pass Motel & Lodge
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Located in Arthur's Pass Village, The Mountain House offers views of the forest and mountains of the Arthur's Pass National Park. The property offers a choice of shared dormitory, twin/ double rooms and a family room. All include heating and bed linen in every room.

There is a kitchen and dining area available for guests to share. You can relax in the guest lounge which offers comfortable sofas. Also available is a self-service laundry.

This accommodation has shared bathrooms and a lounge area.

Manager: Tash
Dormitory, Single, Double, Twin, Triple, Quad, Family accommodation available.
Ph: (03) 318 9258
Reception: 9am - 5pm
Rates: Please visit for current rates.

Internet access available.
Located 250 metres towards Greymouth from the Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre.
Mountain House
Mountain House 


Centrally located in the centre of the village next to Avalanche Creek Falls, YMCA Arthur's Pass Outdoor Education Centre sleeps up to 45 people and is a comfortable, recently renovated building in Arthur's Pass village.

We are available for environmental education camps; private group accommodation bookings and when available, casual room-only traveller bookings.

We offer a range of budget accommodation from a private room with an en suite bathroom to twin, quad and dormitory-style rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen and WiFi. Relax by the fireplace in the dining room with our books, magazines or board games. Parking is available onsite.

Manager: Alex Gillespie
Ph: (03) 318 9249 / 027 411 4569
Rates: Please call the manager for current rates & conditions.

Located 250 metres towards Greymouth from the Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre.
YMCA Outdoor Education Centre
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Club House, Holiday Home & Bach rental in Arthur's Pass...

(Accommodation managed remotely)

There are several holiday houses and "bachs" that may be rented in Arthur's Pass. Most of these are quite small, are generally self-contained, but in most cases you need to bring your own bedding linen & towels! You definitely need to book ahead to arrange access.

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Arthur's Pass Holiday Houses


Booking Officer: Suzanne Summerfield
3 Bunkrooms - 2 bathrooms - sleeps 18
Ph: 022 342 9845
Bookings & Rates: Please visit

Located on Sunshine Tce, Rough Creek (southern) end of Arthur's Pass Village.
Catholic Outdoor Club


(Actively managed accommodation within 50km of Arthur's Pass)

(Bealey Spur - 14km from Arthur's Pass)

The Lodge is nestled at the base of the Bealey Spur Track start, 15 kms south of Arthur's Pass, with a magnificent view of the main mountains of Arthur's Pass National Park.

The Ecolodge provides bed and breakfast accommodation with an option for the evening meal.

Owner: Helen Nugteren
Accommodation - 2 Queen bedrooms, with shared living areas.
Rates & Bookings: Please Click Here.

Arthur's Pass Eco Lodge
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(Bealey - 12km from Arthur's Pass)

Located in New Zealand's majestic alpine splendour, you enjoy easy access to nature and recreation from the comfort of the 4-star Bealey hotel, just 90 minutes from Christchurch's international airport. For over 150 years people have stayed at Bealey to experience New Zealand’s alpine high country in all its untamed and unspoiled magnificence and you can too.

You choose the accommdation that's right for you, from a luxury apartment, to family-sized cabins or a backpacker-style lodge, and enjoy exceptional food and hospitality in our hotel restaurant.

Hosts: Sharon & Casey Livingston
Ph: (03) 318 9277

Bealey Hotel
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(Mitchells - 50km west of Arthur's Pass)

Lake Brunner Eco Lodge is located in Mitchells, on the shores of Lake Brunner, less than 50km from Arthurs Pass. The Lodge has its own licenced bar and restaurant, lounge, library, games room and private hot tub. There are seven rooms with ensuite, along with a two bedroom self-contained cottage which sleeps 4 people. The Lodge can be booked out entirely, or by suite.

Onsite activities include kayaking, hiking, fishing and at night, stargazing and glow worms.

Manager: Brenda Lynch
Accommodation: Studio rooms with ensuite, two bedroom self-contained cottage.
Ph: 0800 64 82 43
Rates & Bookings: Click Here
Lake Brunner Eco Lodge
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(Mt White - 50 km from Arthur's Pass)

This is a landscape few have had the luxury of visiting. Wide open untouched spaces nestled within the Southern Alps. The station is a working farm with private access to 40,000 hectares of rugged peaks, remote valleys and beautiful braided rivers. Far from daily distractions, Mt White offers high-quality accommodation for families, special interest groups, corporate planning sessions, team building outings or that special celebration. Stay in our newly built lodge, sleeping up to 28 guests or emersion yourself in the heart of the backcountry and enjoy a true wilderness experience in our new backcountry huts.

Mt White Station offers exclusive access to a wide range of mountain biking and walking terrain.

Tourism Manager: Darren Gamble
Accommodation: Shearers' Quarters - sleeps up to 28 guests across seven rooms. Variety of bedding configurations from Superking, family rooms and buck rooms.
Ph: +64 3 318 8477
Rates & Bookings: Click Here
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(Otira - 14km from Arthur's Pass)

Located 16km west of Arthur's Pass in the village of Otira on Hwy 73.

Otira is a tiny hamlet nestled in the mountains of Arthurs Pass National Park. The hotel was built in the 1860's as a coach stop and the village dates from 1923 when the Otira railway tunnel was opened. In its heyday, Otira was home to some six hundred workers and their families before it was sold in 1989 to private enterprise. The hotel has been restored to its former 1920's glory, with rooms furnished with items of the era.

Owner - Lester Rowntree
Rustic 1920's character hotel.
Singles, Doubles, Twins, Tearooms, Bar, Museum, Pub Dinner
Ph: (03) 738 2890
Rates: Please phone them or visit their website for current rates.

Located 14km west of Arthur's Pass at Otira on SH.73.
Otira Stagecoach Hotel
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(Otira - 13km from Arthur's Pass)

15km west of Arthurs Pass village, nestled in bush at the foot of Mount Barron, Otira, in the heart of the Southern Alps. Magnificent mountain views and great walking with river access. Excellent base for tramping and hunting. Short walk to glow worms. Spacious and comfortable. Some food available to purchase. 500m to local hotel, store and postal. Daily bus and train.

Owners - Vicki & Gerard O'Malley
Backpackers Hostel.
Doubles & dorms with ensuite facilities
Ph: (03) 738 2822
Rates: Please visit their website for current rates.
Email: Click Here
Located 13km west of Arthur's Pass on SH.73, just past Goat Creek.
Rata Lodge

"THE LOFT" at Bealey
(Bealey - 12km from Arthur's Pass)

Situated at sunny Bealey - 12 kms east of Arthur's Pass and directly opposite the Bealey Hotel, this well appointed, modern studio unit, on a 2½ acre rural property, is the perfect mountain hideaway. Nestled on the boundary of Arthur's Pass National Park, it is surrounded by native beech forest, mountain streams and rivers, and is a haven for birdlife. A perfect base for exploring the nearby region.

Owner - Rochelle
Accommodation - The Loft has one queen bed, and a two-seater fold-out couch. It has an en-suite bathroom, kitchenette, it's own off-street parking, and private access.
Rates / Bookings: Please visit for current rates & bookings.

Located 12km east of Arthur's Pass on Hwy 73 at Bealey.
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(Cora Lynn - 16km from Arthur's Pass)

Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass is nestled in mountain beech forest, midway between Greymouth and Christchurch.

Discover wild nature in our spectacular mountain setting and experience life on our 2,400 hectare nature reserve and high country merino sheep station. Walk from your room into a natural paradise of beech forest, tussock clearings, moss-lined streams and lakes.

Proprietors - Gerry McSweeney & Ann Saunders
Luxury accommodation in the heart of the Southern Alps. Guided & self-guided nature and farm discovery walks. Activities to suit the specific interests of any group. Conference facilities available.
Ph: (03) 318 9246
Rates: Please visit their website for current rates.

Internet access available.
Located 16km towards Christchurch from Arthur's Pass on SH.73
Arthur's Pass Wilderness Lodge
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