The harsh and hauntingly beautiful landscapes of the Southern Alps will take your breath away. Mt Potts Lodge is nestled close to the rugged Potts Range at the headwaters of the Rangitata River in Canterbury and made world-famous as the backdrop to ‘Edoras’ in the Lord of the Rings films. Edoras, the fortress city of the Rohan people, found its home among the wild, rocky tussock terrain on Mount Sunday, at Mount Potts Station. Take a breath, take refuge, soak in the scenery and replenish your soul.

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Mt Potts Station is an impressive property in the upper Rangitata River. The area is becoming increasingly popular as a tourism destination and we are making steady developments to ensure your time here with us is as unforgettable as the scenery. Travel the inland roads from Christchurch or Ashburton through the Canterbury plains, the largest area of flat land in New Zealand. Dwarfed by the huge Southern Alps is Methven, a popular winter resort and gateway to nearby Mount Hutt ski field.



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ahhh .. our "Juicy" couple, with Danille off to Mt Sunday (Edoras) in the brilliant morning weather .. not a breath of wind ... perfect & stunning ! ... See MoreSee Less

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recommencing walking NZ's TeAroha Trail after R&R for a night or two and to rejuvienate and replemish @ Mt Potts are Jan and Rosa from Holland - we wish them good travels in their second half of this very popular Trail ... See MoreSee Less

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.... the weather did not put off Gandalf arriving at Mt Potts for a short stay with a bus load of Red Carpet tour VERY excited LoTR fans ! .. remember. all you Lord of the Rings followers - Mt Potts for that night stay and relaxing visit to Mt Sunday (Edoras) in Middle Earth .. the spectacular scenery desreves the time spent .. you will not regret it ... See MoreSee Less

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We were delighted to host the Xiang family from Singapore who loved the high country wilderness experience of peace and tranquility - a stark contrast to what they are used to in Singapore. They so enjoyed the night sky and sent this photo with a shooting star. ... See MoreSee Less

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We were delighted to host Hugh and his volunteer friends for a cup of tea after they completed their survey up the Havelock preparing to relocate the Veil Biv. Picked up from Mt Potts helipad by Malcolm Prouting. ... See MoreSee Less

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