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Explore the Area

We love the local region, for its magnificent scenery, amazing walking & cycling tracks, many golf courses & great ski fields and of course the divine wineries on the doorstep.


Walking Tracks

There are planty of walking tracks to explore. Take in the beauty of the Gibbston Valley with the Wentworth Bridge Loop walk. On one side you have the views of the Kawarau river, on the other side you have the many award-winning wineries. The trail features many opportunities to stop and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Kawarau Gorge.


Or walk up Mt Rosa (1324m), it's is a lesser known walk to exceed expectations. At the summit, there are views of the Gibbston Valley wine region, and surrounding mountain ranges such as the Horn Range, Carrick Range, and the Remarkables Conservation Area.

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Wine Tours

We are delighted to offer personalised Wine Tours from Mt Rosa Lodge. Central Otago is a world renown wine making region, but did you know we also have some pretty nice Craft Beer options too?


Your tour will include boutique wineries and/or craft breweries and along the way our expert guide will introduce you to the rich history and culture of the region.



Riders can bike along the majestic Kawarau River to nearby wineries, while soaking up its famously spectacular scenery. Signage along the trail makes it easy to find your way to and from the winery, giving riders convenient access to some of the region's best wine and food.


Whether you want to enjoy a day of casual riding or get your downhill fix, the Bike Centre has a fleet of hard-tail, performance and electric bikes to suit all levels of riders. All bikes cater to riders 5 years of age and older.

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World-renowned for its adventure, Queenstown is home to a huge choice of adrenaline activities including jet boating, bungy jumping, white water rafting, skydiving and more. When the cooler months arrive Queenstown transforms into a world-class winter resort, with four ski areas.


If you’re looking for a slightly slower pace there’s plenty of recreational activities including hiking and biking trails to explore, guided tours, golf, boat cruises, scenic flights or spa and wellness options to help you get away.

For the foodies, Queenstown has several fine dining restaurants, cute cafes as well a very famous burger eatery (with queues out the doors!)



Arrowtown is charming and quirky - a delightful gold rush village nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River. It is a scenic 20 minute drive from Mt Rosa Lodge. The heart of its history is Buckingham Street, a procession of small-town heritage buildings that stretch into a tree-lined avenue of tiny miners’ cottages. 


This alpine setting hosts the famed Arrowtown trails, a network of attractive walking and cycling routes, many suiting beginners. Also loved, are three beautiful golf courses only five minutes from the main street– Millbrook Resort, The Hills, and Arrowtown Golf Club.

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Mt Rosa Lodge is 25 minutes from Cromwell. Cromwell was established by gold miners, but now its treasure is stone fruit. Explore nearby wineries, ghost towns and soak up the tranquil lakeside scenery.

Located on the shores of Lake Dunstan, Cromwell has the appearance of a modern town, but its history stretches back to the gold rush days of the 1800s. This history is best experienced in 'Old Cromwell Town’, a feature attraction for visitors.