A genuine homestead accommodation experience at the heart of a New Zealand high country station on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.
Mount Nicholas Station is a New Zealand family owned, fully operational High Country Sheep Station which lies at the foot of the Southern Alps, Fiordland National Park to the west and the spectacular, clear waters of Lake Wakatipu immediately below the lodge to the east. Nestled within this breath-taking panorama is Mt Nicholas Lodge - a destination which offers a unique and memorable experience of the New Zealand high country.
At over 100,000 acres, Mt. Nicholas is the largest station on the lake. The 27,000 merino sheep produce some of the world's finest quality wool fibre, the majority of which is used in the production of the iconic “Icebreaker” range of high quality, natural fibre garments.
Several hundred Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Chamois and Himalayan Tahr can also be found on the slopes of Mt Nicholas, providing an extraordinary environment for the photographer or hunter. And with the Von River running across the station, this is a world famous trout fishing destination - rainbow and brown trout are abundant in both the lake and rivers.
The character of the lodge at Mt Nicholas is an extension of the natural surroundings. Nestled in a secluded and private setting, the 80 year old lodge has been adapted from the property's original homestead, offering all the comforts of home with almost every window providing a spectacular view. The rolling lawns, large flagstone paved verandas and mature garden setting all add to the unique environment.
As a guest you will enjoy a friendly, family like atmosphere and be served the very best of local produce, much of which is grown (or raised) on the station itself. The hearty breakfasts and traditional evening meals, as prepared by Adrienne in the large country style kitchen, will be sure to satisfy every appetite. Her expert knowledge of New Zealand wines will ensure the dining experience is complete.
Whether you're looking for a secluded private destination in which to relax, or are keen to actively experience the New Zealand outdoors Mt Nicholas Station and Lodge provide an unparalleled environment and experience.
Don't believe us? Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor:
"If you are looking for some solitude and relaxation, away from the crowd, you can't beat this place"
"Mt Nicholas Lodge was the highlight of our trip around New Zealand's South Island"