In 1964 the original Mt Potts homestead, shearer’s quarters and wool shed were converted into an accommodation and restaurant complex, known as Mt Potts Lodge today.
We have a variety of accommodation on offer along with our café/restaurant area and bar.
Since purchasing the station in 2011, we have been making steady improvements to its infrastructure and accommodation facilities and we continue to do so in the future, It’s a big job and we are taking it seriously. We cater for groups, parties and special events if you would like to know more, check out the events section of our website.
Mt Potts Lodge is located 5 minutes away from the legendary Mt Sunday, home of Lord of the Ring’s city of Edoras.
Our Café offers selection of home made, fresh, local and free range lunch specials, treats, ice cream, organics soft drinks and coffee. Start your day with a cup of coffee and chocolate cake or visit our Café for your afternoon glass of wine after returning from Mt Sunday.
We are more than happy to discuss a menu for any special occasion (anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas parties, work meetings, …) and to tailor lunch or dinner which fits your needs and requirements. Our licensed bar offers among other drinks selection of locally produced wine and beer.
Mt Potts is a 1197ha (2956 acres) working farm with 85ha under irrigation. We are currently running 425 cows with 390 calves at foot, as well as bulls, goats, deer and stags, with a total of 3918 stock units (we hope to put another 200 hinds on and 800 ewes in the near future, bringing the total to 5200).
We offer farm tours and experience days with a range of seasonal activities including helping with the daily routines at that time of year, moving fences for feed control, feeding out with the tractor, etc. Please check the Recreation section for more info.
We operate Helipark from Mt Potts during the winter season. Helipark is heli-accessed free riding in 660Ha of incredible backcountry terrain. You pick your own lines, you decide how many runs. We do safety and lunch. HeliPark is an environment for free-skiers and riders to play in powder, and for photographers and teams to get the shots they need. It’s another world first for NZ. For more information about Helipark please visit www.helipark.co.nz