The lodge is 2000 feet above sea level. Enjoy pure mountain water and crisp air. Designed for retreat and relaxation, De Kikker Vijver lodge enjoys seclusion and is self-contained. The lodge is an authentic log cabin set in a tranquil environment at the base of Mt Lyford Alpine Ski Resort in the Mt Lyford Alpine Village, New Zealand. Nestled in natural surroundings of manuka and grasses, the cabin overlooks a large frog pond (De Kikker Vijver) that reflects the beauty of the surrounding landscape.
De Kikker Vijver has been designed to accommodate up to 13 people in the log cabin and stargazer. There are 11 beds in the lodge itself comprised of two double rooms, a bunk room (sleeps 5) and a loft (an open mezzanine area with sofa bed).
The lodge has two bathrooms, two toilets, a laundry and spaces to dry clothes and a fully equipped kitchen including a large pantry and fridge / freezer that can hold food supplies for up to a weeks stay.
The Stargazer is a unique night time 'sleeping under the stars' experience! It is set in a very secluded part of the section. The stargazer is a small building where you can lay back and enjoy a night under the stars. Great for kids or for a couple. Enjoy the feeling of being out under the stars in the double glazed fully insulated stargazer. Note: The Stargazer is offered as an additional booking to the lodge.
"Such a wonderful place for a winter holiday. We enjoyed heaps of snow, a lovely warm home with everything you need to have a perfect holiday. The Kikker Vijver is spacious, very well looked after and the beds are so comfortable! Games puzzles books for all ages, and very well equiped kitchen. We so look forward to making our holiday here an annual event." Alexandra Kenny and family, 2011
Activities at Mt Lyford
Enjoy mountain and high country activities right on your doorstep.
- Skiing and snowboarding
- Ice skating
- Ice Hockey
- Horse trekking(high country options available)
- Four wheel drive trips and learn to 4 wheel drive
- Hiking and tramping (guided options available)
- River Fishing
- Team Building
- Photography - finding that perfect photo.
- Just relaxing in the mountain air
Activities in the local area
Mt Lyford is ideally situated between Kaikoura and Hanmer springs which are both around 50 minutes drive.
- Monkey Face - caves and māori rock drawings
- Peninsula walk
- Whale Watching
- Swim with seals and dolphins
- Relax in Hanmer Thermal Pools
- Jet Boating
- White water rafting
- Bungy Jumping