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Lake Stella Mountain Huts & Hikers Haven

Stay on the mountain on Mt Lyford's only on mountain accommodation. This is a truly unique adventure in the mountains sleeping close to the stars and above the clouds. When staying at Lake Stella you are situated in the old ski basin so you have your own hiking basin in the winter with your very own tree run which is just above the huts. The Ski Resort is also only 5 mins drive around the corner and we can offer discounted lift passes for mid week not including school holidays. In the summer you can hike up or bike to the Lake and accommodation through the beautiful native bush and up the ski area road. You can climb three mountains from here or go out the back where the Ski Resort is and bike the ski trails and road.

The main hut "Stella Hut" which was built in the late 80's has shared cooking and toilet facilities a dining and bar area and a bunk room. The four huts also uses these facilities but offer a private area with couch, queen size bed and a fire. It is a bit like glamping in a mountain environment in beautifully built insulated cabins. 

This is an experience in the mountains like none other offered in New Zealand.


"This is on my list of top experiences I have had. So close to the Ski Resort and the stars were so clear I felt like I was in heaven."

Audrey Sellers

"Wow what an experience! This is a hidden Gem in North Canterbury."

Arthur Milton