Ben Lomond Lodge

Ben Lomond Lodge operates from mid September to the end of April, with self catering freedom walking and biking available from December to April.

Ben Lomond lodge sleeps up to 35 people in twin share rooms across 5 A-framed chalets and a dorm room.

With a huge lawn, large outdoor wood fired BBQ and shared dining and lounge it is a fantastic place for small or large groups of hikers and mountain bikers to come together and enjoy being immersed in the expansive high country. The functional spaces are well designed to accommodate a work function, family reunion, gathering of multiple families or a team building retreat. Exclusive use with or without catered meals can be booked.

Don’t get us started on the views.

Ben Lomond Lodge sits on an expansive terrace above the Moonlight River, deep in the high country north of Queenstown. To the south, Ben Lomond and Bowen Peak make up the skyline, with Mt Gilbert to the north.

Lodge facilities

Ben Lomond Lodge can sleep up to 35 guests.

  • 5 Chalets – each with two twin rooms plus annexe.
  • 1 Dorm room
  • Two bathroom blocks, each with toilets and hot showers
  • 1 Main building with facilities;
    • Large Dining area with fireplace
    • Large Lounge area with fireplace
    • Fully equipped kitchen with ample bench space and two sink areas
  • Expansive lawn
  • Outside dining with a BBQ and picnic tables

The lodge can be accessed by foot, mountain bike or e-bike (charging available at small additional cost).  4WD or helicopter access by arrangement (weather dependent).

Lodge inclusions

  • Access via multiple hiking and biking routes from Queenstown, or by 4wd/helicopter
  • Access a range of walking trails surrounding Ben Lomond Lodge – providing numerous routes ranging from 4-20km including beech forest, water races, bubbling streams, waterfalls, ridge lines  and open terraces.
  • Off the grid limited solar electricity, providing hot showers and self catering cooking facilities
  • BBQ and full kitchen facilities (including fridge/freezer) for guests to self cater
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Full linen & towels by arrangement
  • Small selection of snacks and convenience items available to purchase
  • We love to see families and children explore the high country and have limited items such as a cot, bassinet, high chair and toys available
  • Optional: exclusive booking with catered meals

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Custom transport options

Guests can either walk, mountain bike, self drive (4WD vehicle essential) or helicopter to the Lodge – Driving takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Queenstown. We can drive you to the Lodge from Queenstown or organise for you to fly in by helicopter.

A 4WD tour of the property with commentary on the gold-mining, farming and ecological history.

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A scenic helicopter flight to Milford Sound and Martins Bay or a glacier flight with snow landing.

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