Accommodation

If it’s a pillow you’re seeking to lay your weary head on after a day in the saddle, there’s a multitude of options along the trail. Whether it’s immersing yourself in rural life on a farmstay or enjoying boutique accommodation in a restored historic residence, there’s something to cater for your preferences.

  • Mossburn Country Park

    Welcome to Mossburn Country Park, a privately owned holiday park run by Colleen and Stuart and their much-loved Labrador, Andrew. Enjoy a relaxed and quiet 28 acre farm setting complete with hand-reared farm animals for all guests to enjoy. Located 3.3km from Mossburn (cycle trail entrance) on SH 97, this is the perfect stopover point approximately halfway between Queenstown and Te Anau. It's an ideal anglers base central to many fishing rivers and lakes.

  • Royal Mail Hotel

    The Royal Mail is an historic hotel in the heart of beautiful Northern Southland, offering quaint and affordable accommodation. Originally built in 1875, the hotel has had extensive renovations, making it comfortable and functional while preserving it’s old world charm. Our rooms all provide a beautiful view overlooking the town itself and beyond to the banks of the spectacular Oreti River, which is only a short walk away.

  • Lumsden Motel

    The Lumsden Motel is your ideal accommodation. Your hosts, Tracy and Brian Ross, offer you a warm welcome. Clean, spacious, comfortable self-contained units await your arrival. Off street parking, guest BBQ, trout smoker and outdoor socialising area is all provided. A short walk to local eateries and a Four Square supermarket, the motels are located opposite the popular children's playground and historic Railway Station precinct with static displays, a museum and craft shop. It's a great overnight stopover on the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail where a quiet and refreshing rest is assured.

  • Lumsden Hotel

    THE HISTORIC LUMSDEN HOTEL www.thelumsdenhotel.com Your one-stop destination for great food and affordable accommodation. The Lumsden Hotel offers ensuite and shared facility rooms and private self-contained cottages with rural views. • Great all-day menu available from 8am until late, seven days a week • Fine dining in our bespoke restaurant Stock Pot & Barrel with an ever-changing seasonal menu and wonderful wine and top shelf selection.

  • Kingston Homestead

    Step back in time at The Kingston Homestead, a renovated 1900's villa. It's just a stone’s throw from the start of the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail and the shores of Lake Wakatipu, yet only 30 minutes drive from Queenstown airport. Perfect for couples and small groups, it features three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, wood panelling, high ceilings, a deck and BBQ areas. This house exudes relaxed southern history and charm. There is a fully equipped kitchen, central heating in every room and with luxury beds and bedding you can expect a warm and comfortable stay in this character home.

  • Welcome Rock

    Five minutes from Garston, you’re straight into private High Country living. At the base of Welcome Rock is the ‘Red Shed’ accommodation, our original woolshed lovingly restored with touches of home. Enjoy a deep slumberous sleep in our spacious studio with two outdoor hot baths, barbecue patio area and spectacular farm views and perhaps a visit from our local chook, Ronnie.

  • Naylor House

    Naylor House Bed and Breakfast offers boutique accommodation in the original homestead which was built from local schist stone in the 1870s. It has been lovingly renovated by the great grand-daughter of its original builder and owner, Jonas Naylor, and is part of the Northern Southland Heritage Trail.

  • Southern Venues High Country Farmstay

    Southern Venues' Glenfellen Farm is a 1030 hectare working farm at an approximate altitude of 500 metres above sea level. Come and stay with us at and get a taste of rural New Zealand life. Unwind in the beautiful Northern Southland countryside and relax in our cosy family home. Enjoy the crisp fresh air, silent starry nights and the stunning views. You may also have the opportunity to help feed or herd the animals, ride on a tractor or watch our sheep being shorn.

  • Garston Hotel and Cafe

    The Garston hotel has been a long-standing icon for the area. Situated in the Mataura Valley, next to the Mataura River, we offer a great escape for the keen fisherman, with some of the best brown trout fishing accessible within walking distance of the hotel. Situated just 40 minutes south of Queenstown on the main highway, the Garston Hotel provides great coffee and food to takeaway or dine-in. A haven for locals and travelers alike, accommodation is available on site and, with a fully licensed bar, and restaurant, all your needs are catered for.

  • Nokomai Valley Lodge

    Nokomai Valley lodge is a special rural retreat nestled in the home valley of Nokomai Station, a high country sheep and cattle property approx an hour south of Queenstown. It was built in 2001, on the site of the first homestead settled in 1857. The stone section of the historic house has been restored. The accommodation cottages are comfortable, modern one or two bedroom units, well set up for travellers, with room for outdoor gear and private laundries. Complimentary wifi. All meals are available, prebooking essential due to location.

  • Mataura Lodge Athol

    In the heart of Athol, Mataura Lodge is immaculately renovated and offers three king-sized bedrooms, two large bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. The generous living space, featuring a log burner with stone surround, will quickly become the heart of your stay.

  • The Lodge Athol and Holiday Park

    Athol, Northern Southland - just an hour from Queenstown, Te Anau, Invercargill and Gore. So you can enjoy your stay in our peaceful surrounds whilst never being far away from your next adventure. Be it relaxing in our lodge, complete with all the amentities you could wish for, or parking your motorhome next to your personal ensuite bathroom, we have something for everyone.