Unwin Lodge: Aoraki Mt Cook Village

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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.

Summary: 

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.

NZTopo50: 
BY15 680 509
NZMS260 (old): 
H36 780 125
Location description: 

Physical Address: State Highway 80, Pukaki–Mt Cook Road, 3km before Aoraki Mt Cook Village - download Location Map (458kb)

Postal Address: PO Box 45, Aoraki Mount Cook, Mount Cook 7946

Facilities: 

Download the Unwin Lodge Factsheet (375kb).  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, WiFi internet access ($5 voucher for 50mb, or purchase time via Zenbu Credit at the Lodge).

Access: 

The road entrance is clearly marked from state highway 80 - download Location Map (458kb). 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.

Fees: 

All fees are payable to the managers on site. If they are not available, fees may be posted to NZAC National Office, PO Box 786, Christchurch 8140.

  • 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
Bookings: 

 Highlux Photographyby 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 (Ewan and Wilma) 

NOTICE FOR UNWIN LODGE USERS

Unwin Lodge is fully booked for the following nights: 2014

July 2nd and 3rd  and September 15-18 

These events may reduce available bunks for some or all of the event. Please check with the Lodge Managers when booking.

Testimonials:

September 2013: Jenny, Peter & Greta
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay. 
We very much enjoyed our time at Unwin Lodge & at Mt Cook. Your Lodge is a super place to stay & our room was perfect for the 3 of us. Greta loved being in a top bunk - a rare treat for her - and the whole lodge was very comfortable, clean and easy to be in. It's great that you have toys for kids, & we very much liked being able to play cards etc by the wood burner.