Red Deer Lodge

Nelson branch of New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association owns and uses Red Deer Lodge at St Arnaud, close to Lake Rotoiti. and makes the facilities available for hire to the public.

The Lodge can accommodate 28 guests in 5 bunkrooms and has a spacious kitchen and communal lounge with an impressive riverstone fireplace. The facilities are well suited for training courses, youth groups or a base for tramping & hunting trips. It has been used by school groups, church groups, family reunions and the occasional wedding over the years.

For enquiries you can email Nigel & Sarah Calde or book via the link below
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Originally built by NZDA members in the mid 1960's with volunteer labour and donated materials, the Lodge is situated within Nelson Lakes National Park - virtually across the road from the park headquarters.

This area has always provided good hunting and some of New Zealand's great deerstalkers were actively involved with the Lodge construction, including Newton McConnochie, Bert Spiers, Max Curtis, Charlie Shuttleworth. Trophies taken by some of these notable hunters are displayed in the lounge