Welcome to Mt Potts Lodge

Situated in the harsh and hauntingly beautiful landscapes of the Southern Alps, Mt Potts Lodge is a fully self-sufficient venue.


Fully licenced bar & restaurant

Bunk Rooms or Camping

Experience the Outdoors

Enjoy A Memorable Holiday

Book today and prepare for an unforgettable holiday at Mt Potts Lodge.

Rangitata Valley

Journey across the inland roads of the Canterbury plains taking in the vast, flat landscape, rolling hills and river gorges, before arriving at Mt Potts Lodge.


Mt Sunday was made world-famous as the location site of 'Edoras' - the fortress city of the people of Rohan - in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. The wild, rocky tussock terrain attracts fans from around the world, but solitude can easily be found. Mt Sunday is located on Mt Potts Station, and is a five-minute drive from the lodge.


Hear From Prior Visitors

Brett Gottfried

A secluded stay that has beautiful scenery in all directions. The staff is amazing and we all loved our stay. They were more than happy to help with any issues that may have popped up during our stay (but there weren't any). The rooms were very nice and had heating and cooling built in. They also had a full service bar and restaurant which they ran at the main lodge entrance. We got the steak, mussels, nachos, half rack of ribs, and lamb roast. All were delicious especially the ribs, they were fall-off the bone tender. I would definitely come stay here again, we had a great time!

Olivia Holloway

Located in one of the most beautiful places we visited on our journey through NZ. It is extremely remote so be sure to drive out with a full tank of gas! The manager, Jack, was a very attentive host, we were the only guests for the night so he gave us a very fun tour of the property and brought us up for an incredible view of sunset. The next morning he cooked us a wonderful breakfast before we set out to hike.
Cozy & well appointed accommodations surrounded by spectacular views. Also, as LOTR fans, Mount Sunday was a must visit, and this Lodge was right there. We were able to wake up and explore Mount Sunday all to ourselves.

Mari Keefe

My husband and I stayed at Mt Potts for 5 nights over the Easter Holidays on our honeymoon and we were blown away with the natural beauty of the area, the hospitality of the staff and the delicious meals!

If I could give the service 6 stars I would! Jack and the rest of the team went above and beyond for the duration of our stay! Jack made himself available for us and was genuinely kind he made us feel so comfortable and welcome....


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Sheree Mackenzie

Beautiful spot and wonderful customer service! The cafe is well worth a stop on your way through to the Mt Sunday track. We had a delicious full cooked breakfast and a game of pool while we waited for our food. The view from the cafe deck is stunning!

Rooms: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Location: 5/5