A Picturesque Getaway

Kick back and relax at The Cairns Alpine Resort. Stay in the rustic charm of our restored farm buildings, or go modern with our brand new high country-inspired musterer lodges.  

Just a stone’s throw from the lake and Tekapo township and under the world’s best night sky, The Cairns is close enough to walk and bike everywhere but secluded enough from the crowds to be your own sanctuary.

Plus, when you stay at The Cairns, you have our very own golf course, the Silver River night sky experience, and an animal petting farm right on your doorstep.

The Cairns Alpine Lodges

Built with an aesthetic inspired by the classic Mackenzie region musterers hut, and with the amenities you’d expect of a modern home, The Cairns Alpine Lodges give you the best of both worlds for your ultimate Tekapo experience. The lodges are carefully positioned together to ensure a perfect mix of community and privacy. Book one lodge for a secluded escape, or book multiple lodges for a perfect group getaway.

Mt John Homestead

The Mt John Homestead is a beautiful and lovingly-restored historic villa originally built in the early 1900s.

The Red Hut

Sitting in the grounds alongside the Mt John Homestead, and nestled among the lodges, The Red Hut provides a romantic retreat for couples or added accommodation to large groups staying at the Homestead, lodges, or Lexis Lodge.

Lexi's Lodge

Lexi’s Lodge is a two bedroom cottage with a loft above the living area. There are two queen beds and two single mattresses in the loft.

The lodge heats up quickly and easily with a log burner in the open plan living area. Situated at The Cairns, it’s perfect as standalone accommodation for a couple or small family, or as extra accommodation for a large group booking.

Mount Hay Station

Secluded away from The Cairns Alpine Resort village and the crowds of Tekapo, Mount Hay Station is the unbeatable accommodation option for those wanting to get away from it all and experience life on a High Country merino farm.

It's also the closest place to stay for those wanting to get on the slopes of Round Hill!