ALPINE
RESORT

& GOLF COURSE

This is untameable beauty. This is carefully crafted luxury. This is your place to unwind and soak in the magic of Lake Tekapo.

STAY WITH US
WELCOME TO OUR HOME

A sapphire lake, a dazzling night sky and the alps across the horizon. We might be biased, but we think this is the most beautiful place in the world. The Cairns Alpine Resort is your base from which to explore it all, and our family’s way of sharing what we love.

STAY

Whether you’re sleeping in our 100-year-old restored Mt John Station homestead or one of our modern alpine lodges, you’ll feel it - that extra special something. The local touch, the kind that leaves a lasting impression.

EXPERIENCE

Enjoy Tekapo like a local. Trek on horseback through alpine plains, hit the Cairns golf course or ski at one of the club fields nearby; we know this place well, and you’re in good hands.

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IMMERSE

Holidays aren’t all we do. The wide open skies of Tekapo are a wonderful backdrop for weddings, corporate occasions, group activities and other events. Bring your people together in a place they’ll never forget.

STAY
From rustic restored farm buildings to high country-inspired lodges.

At The Cairns, luxury and character come together before an unforgettable landscape. All our accommodation celebrates both modern comfort and the unique history of this land.

EXPERIENCE
Play, unwind or explore a place which offers it all.

Tekapo asks its visitors to make memories. There’s something for every mood up here in the high country, whether you fancy riding bikes, hitting the ski slopes or soaking in the hot tub.

IMMERSE
Infuse your wedding or group event with the spirit of the Mackenzie.

Crisp mountain air and rugged hillsides make for a great venue. The Cairns hosts everything from romantic getaways and family reunions to weddings and corporate functions.

WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING

Fiamma Scilla
18, Jan, 2023

I loved my stay at the Cairns - friendly staff, spotless rooms, stunning views, great facilities and delicious food! Highly recommend!!!

Fiamma Scilla
18, Jan, 2023

I loved my stay at the Cairns - friendly staff, spotless rooms, stunning views, great facilities and delicious food! Highly recommend!!!

Fiamma Scilla
18, Jan, 2023

I loved my stay at the Cairns - friendly staff, spotless rooms, stunning views, great facilities and delicious food! Highly recommend!!!

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