Unwin Lodge: Aoraki Mt Cook Village
Unwin Winter 2012: Colin Monteath Hedgehoghouse.com
Ewan Paterson and Wilma Koman are our lodge managers and they welcome you to Unwin Lodge. The redeveloped lodge has a completely new accommodation wing and is open for bookings. We hope you will check out the fantastic new facilities and enjoy your stay with us.
Ewan and Wilma write about the latest happenings at the lodge in News from Unwin.
Unwin Lodge is the flagship of the NZAC hut network. This newly rebuilt lodge sits at the entrance to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, and is the perfect base for everything from family day trips to the glaciers to adventures on New Zealand’s highest peaks.
State Highway 80, Pukaki–Mt Cook Road, 3km before Aoraki Mt Cook Village
48 bunks, family units for members, potable mountain water on tap, modern toilets and showers, electricity, kitchen, stoves and utensils, drying room, washing machine ($2 per wash), dining and common area with woodburner heater, Glasgow-Scott Library for members, telephone (03) 435 1840 (toll barred), WiFi internet access ($5 voucher for 50mb, or purchase time via Zenbu Credit at the Lodge).
The road entrance is clearly marked from state highway 80. Please park behind the Lodge. Shuttle transport to Unwin from Lake Tekapo, Twizel and Mount Cook Village can be arranged with The Cook Connection or phone 0800 26 65 26.
- Member $20.00/night - October to May inclusive
- Member $15.00/night - June to September inclusive
- Non-member $30.00/night - year-round
- Member and non-members' children under 5yrs - free
- Members' children (5-18yrs) - $5.00
- Non-members' children (5-11 yrs) $12.50/night
- Non-members' children (12-18 yrs) $15.00/night
- Member day-use of Lodge facilities $10.00
- Shower use only $5.00
by Mark Watson: Highlux PhotographyBooking is essential for groups and recommended for individual Club members. Family rooms may be booked by members wishing to bring their families. Note that members take preference.
School and club groups are welcome but you need to book in advance.
To make a booking or find out more, please contact the lodge managers, Ewan Paterson and Wilma Koman, who live on-site in the managers' house next door to the lodge.
Phone +64 (0)3 435 1100
Mobile +64 027 523 5360
Email unwin [at] alpineclub [dot] org [dot] nz
Unwin Lodge is fully booked for the following nights:
- Tuesday 25th June 2013
- Saturday 31st August 2013
- Saturday 7th September 2013
These events may reduce available bunks for some or all of the event. Please check with the Lodge Managers when booking.
UNWIN ARTS WORKSHOPS
As part of a new initiative for Unwin Lodge, the Club is offering a number of 'arts workshops' in Mountain Photography, Painting and Creative Writing.